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Tech coverage teams, civil societies search wider session from JPC

Written by Aashish Aryan
| New Delhi |

November 22, 2020 12:29:54 am


The JPC on knowledge safety invoice is prone to transfer to clause by clause session and dialogue from the following assembly onward and should not name any tech coverage teams or civil societies for consultations, sources stated. (Supply: Getty Photographs)

In an try to hunt wider consultations on knowledge safety coverage and associated points, tech coverage teams and civil societies are planning to jot down to Meenakshi Lekhi, the chairperson of the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) on the non-public knowledge safety invoice, in accordance with sources.

Whereas some teams resembling Software program Freedom Legislation Centre (SFLC) India have written a letter to Lekhi urging the JPC to name them and different tech coverage teams for consultations, others are prone to ship of their letter over the following week.

In its letter, SFLC India has stated that whereas social media intermediaries, fintech corporations, journey aggregators had been referred to as by the JPC for oral consultations, civil societies haven’t been given the prospect to characterize themselves and share their concepts.

“Via this letter, we sincerely hope that the Joint Parliamentary Committee, underneath your chairpersonship, will invite civil society organisations that defend rights of residents within the digital house for session on the draft Knowledge Safety Invoice,” SFLC stated in its letter to Lekhi.

The JPC on knowledge safety invoice, nonetheless, is prone to transfer to clause by clause session and dialogue from the following assembly onward and should not name any tech coverage teams or civil societies for consultations, sources stated.

“The committee desires to wrap up consultations as quickly as attainable and submit its suggestions in order that the invoice is given a last form. It might not be attainable to ask extra stakeholders for face-to-face consultations,” a senior authorities official stated.

During the last two months, international web conglomerate Google, e-commerce large Amazon and funds methods aggregator PayTM’s representatives have deposed earlier than the JPC on private knowledge safety invoice.

Google’s representatives had of their assembly with the JPC stated India ought to keep away from knowledge localisation necessities, which had irked the members of the committee, whereas Paytm had stated knowledge generated in India must be parked within the nation.

Cab aggregators, resembling Ola and Uber whose representatives had additionally appeared earlier than the JPC earlier this month, have supported knowledge localisation norms.

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