24 Jul Infosys Founder Nilekani Suggests Data Protection and Empowerment Law
India — A new data security and empowerment policy is being proposed by Infosys founder and former chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Nandan Nilekani.
The new law aims to give users control over their information, allowing them to retrieve stored data in ISPs. Nikelani states it is now more crucial to educate people on how to better use their information. He explains that many media apps horde user data, causing disturbances and uneven influence in industries.
The issue of data sovereignty also comes to the fore. This means companies have to be clear as to where their information will be used, an example is just for one particular country. This move helps ensure private data is not handed out to foreign companies.
Nikelani states it’s about time India considers drafting the law because citizens are rapidly adopting to a digital landscape.
Source: The Hindu