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India’s regulator advocates tougher data protection

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TRAI, India’s telecoms regulator, has said the existing framework for protection of personal data by companies and service providers is insufficient and has recommended stricter rules to tackle data breaches, notes Reuters. “TRAI also said entities controlling and processing user data do not have primary rights over that data. The recommendations on privacy, security and ownership of data were provided to the federal government’s Department of Telecommunications, which drafts the final policy on these matters.” “All entities in the digital ecosystem, which control or process the data, should be restrained from using metadata to identify the individual users,” noted TRAI in a statement. Read more

  • Monday, 23 July 2018

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