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NHA asked for Rs 30 crore for National Digital Health Mission rollout in union territories

The National Health Authority has requested a budget of Rs 30 crore from the central government to implement the National Digital Health Mission in six union territories. The Health Ministry disclosed this in response to a Parliament question on Friday. As of September 9, 100,000 Health IDs have already been created in the six union territories apart from Jammu & Kashmir, NHA said. As is evident by now, the Ministry said it would not delay implementation of the Digital Health Mission or the Heal...
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Mandatory sharing of non-personal data will undermine innovation: BSA on non-personal data report

The Non-Personal Data Governance Framework‘s recommendation for a new law, new regulator and a compulsory data sharing architecture is “premature” and has “little global precedent for the regulation of NPD [non-personal data]”, BSA, the software alliance, wrote in its submission to the committee of experts. The key problem with the framework is that it is “overly broad” and undermines innovation. “Forced data sharing policies will undermine innovation and investment, and risk stifling Indian bus...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, India, Innovation, WTO, Bill, Salesforce, Wipo, Bsa, Don, NPD, Data Protection Authority, Data Localisation, Personal Data Protection Bill, Cross Border Data Flows


‘Allow law enforcement agencies to only decrypt device data’: NASSCOM-DSCI report

NASSCOM and DSCI (Data Security Council of India) have proposed that law enforcement agencies should only be allowed to decrypt data on the device that is already with them and not remotely access/decrypt other encrypted information. This will, their new argues, form the basis for “formulating a strong legal mechanism that could restrict LEA to access information only in legitimate cases”. The paper believes that this will satisfy the needs of the law enforcement agencies and address concerns ...
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#NAMA: Assessing the concepts introduced in the non-personal data report

A number of speakers at MediaNama’s discussion on the Governance of Non-Personal Data, held on August 6, pointed out that the Non-Personal Data Report does not really establish why there is an attempt to regulate non-personal data, and what benefits would arise from it. The report only “assumes” that “data has this intrinsic value” that can be of use to Indians, to the government, to the private sector, and to the individuals. However, that intrinsic value is never explained in the report, a num...
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Delhi HC disposes off petition challenging Draft Health Data Management Policy

The Delhi High Court on Thursday disposed off a petition challenging the Draft Health Data Management Policy floated by the central government to govern data under the National Digital Health Mission. The petitioners, disability rights activist Dr. Satendra Singh and lawyers from digital rights group Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF), raised several issues around the consultation period, which was initially just a week, and later extended by another week. The bench, consisting Chief Justice D.N....
Tags: Travel, Health, News, Don, Delhi High Court, Jalan, Patel, Delhi HC, Vrinda Bhandari, Internet Freedom Foundation, Personal Data Protection Bill, Prateek Jalan, Internet Freedom Foundation IFF, National Digital Health Mission, Draft Health Data Management Policy, Satendra Singh


Key Aspects: National Digital Health Mission’s Data Management Policy

The government has released and opened public consultations for to govern the National Digital Health Ecosystem, which is being driven by the National Health Authority. The draft policy adopts the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, as a mainframe, and was released on Tuesday evening. Public consultation is open just for a week, until September 3, 2020. The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, was first made public in December, and is now being deliberated over by a parliamentary committee fo...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, Health Ministry, Nha, EHR, Electronic Health Record, Personal Data Protection Bill, National Health Authority, Health Information Providers, National Digital Health Mission, National Digital Health Ecosystem, Health Ministry and National Heath Authority, National Health Infrastructure Registry, NHA Consent


Non-Personal Data Report ‘sound in premise but murky in detail’, says iSPIRT Foundation

In its response to the government’s report on non-personal data governance, Bangalore-based private think tank iSPIRT Foundation said that the report is “sound in premise but murky in detail” and that “more work must be done to detail compliance requirements and standardize the mechanisms of sharing such data” before the report is finalised. iSPIRT said that among its fundamental beliefs regarding data is that the “user must be in charge” and that Indian companies should be in a level-playing fi...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Data Protection, UPI, Bangalore, Infosys, NPD, Kris Gopalakrishnan, iSpirt, Unified Payments Interface UPI, Personal Data Protection Bill, Non-personal Data, Non Personal Data Consultation, iSPIRT Foundation, Open Credit Enablement Network


Unpacking US law and practice on extraterritorial mass surveillance in light of Schrems II 

By Arindrajit Basu On July 16, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the US-EU Privacy Shield that facilitated cross-border data transfers between the two jurisdictions. The decision, colloquially called Schrems II, was based partly on the absence of a clear legal framework in the USA which adequately protects the personal data of non-US citizens from surveillance by US intelligence agencies. In December 2019, I had written a paper for the NUJS Law Review titled ’, part ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Usa, UK, News, Privacy, Congress, Snowden, Nsa, India, US, Barack Obama, Eu, Reagan, European Union, Surveillance


Kalam Centre talks about data localisation, algorithmic accountability before JPC on Data Protection Bill

Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Centre once again argued in favour of data localisation for purposes of law enforcement and financial purposes, MediaNama has learnt. The founder CEO of the Kalam Centre, Srijan Pal Singh, spent a significant amount of the three-hour meeting talking about artificial intelligence (AI) as he deposed before the committee for the second time. The next meeting will be held on August 26. It is understood that the Kalam Centre talked about how localised data would propel economic ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, US, Bill, Singh, Meenakshi Lekhi, Medianama, Big Tech, JPC, Algorithmic Accountability, Rajendra Kumar, Data Localisation, Personal Data Protection Bill, Law Ministry, Joint Parliamentary Committee


ASSOCHAM, Kalam Centre depose before Parliamentary Committee on Data Protection Bill

Industry body ASSOCHAM and non-profit organisation Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Centre took opposing stances on data localisation in their depositions before the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill on August 11, two sources told us. While Kalam Centre argued in favour of data localisation for purposes of law enforcement, ASSOCHAM argued in favour of free cross-border data flows to encourage competition and investment. The next meeting is scheduled for August 20 at 11 am, at l...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Singh, Ajay Sharma, ASSOCHAM, Varun Aggarwal, JPC, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Sahil Gupta, Rajendra Kumar, Personal Data Protection Bill, Joint Parliamentary Committee, Personal Data Protection Bill 2019, Department of Legal Affairs, Rakesh Maheshwari


Parliamentary Committee questions DoT over internet shutdowns, 5G preparedness

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, headed by Congress Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor, asked the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) about internet shutdowns in the country and the procedure around them. The committee repeatedly stressed that they want as few shutdowns as possible and bulk of the three-hour meeting on August 11 was devoted to discussing the procedures around suspension of internet and telecom services. India has already seen 55 internet shutdowns in 2...
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Children’s age of consent, anonymisation dominate Parliamentary Committee’s discussion of Data Protection Bill

Children’s privacy rights and how anonymisation can preserve privacy rights reigned supreme during the sixth sitting of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill held on Monday afternoon, sources have told MediaNama. The committee, where members heard representations from L&L Law Firm (erstwhile Luthra and Luthra Law) and Foundation of Data Protection Professionals in India (FDPPI) in a two-and-a-half hour meeting, will next convene on August 11 at noon. Need for gra...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Bill, Committee, Rajya Sabha, Parliamentary Committee, Shashi Tharoor, Lok Sabha, ASSOCHAM, Chaudhary, Jairam Ramesh, JPC, Luthra, Luthra Law, Personal Data Protection Bill


Deadline for submissions to non-personal data report extended to September 13

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) the deadline for submission of comments on the Committee of Experts’ Report on governance of Non-Personal Data to September 13, 2020 (hat tip: Arun P.S.). MEITY had formed the committee headed by Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan on September 13, 2019 to focus on non-personal data, and to come up with a related data governance framework. Earlier, the deadline was August 13. In the report, which was released on July 12, 2020, t...
Tags: Travel, News, Bill, Committee, Infosys, NPD, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Arun, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Ministry of women and child development, MeitY, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Personal Data Protection Bill, Non-personal Data, Non Personal Data Authority


Facebook to depose before Committee on Data Protection Bill on Aug 10

Facebook is scheduled to depose before the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill during the Committee’s next meeting on August 10, as per the Lok Sabha website. The social media giant will be accompanied by representatives from the law firm Luthra & Luthra, industry body ASSOCHAM, and a Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Centre. We had earlier reported that the meeting would take place on August 10. Screenshot from the Lok Sabha website. During the previous meeting on July 27, t...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Privacy, Npr, Bill, Committee, Lok Sabha, ASSOCHAM, Abdul Kalam, Vivek Joshi, NCRB, Luthra Luthra, Personal Data Protection Bill, Personal Data Protection Bill 2019, Joint Parliamentary


Parliamentary Committee focusses on exemptions for govt agency under Data Protection Bill

After a four-month-long pandemic-induced hiatus and a false start, the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill convened on July 27. The two-and-a-half-hour meeting, that saw attendance from 18 of the 30 MPs, largely focussed on Sections 35 and 36 of the Bill, the ones that allow the central government to exempt any government agency from any or all provisions of the Bill, four sources, on the condition of anonymity, who were present at the meeting told MediaNama. The n...
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India must avoid Nationalisation of Data

Imagine this. It’s 2025, and for a decade now, you’ve been running a company at the forefront of innovation in healthcare: millions of customers have bought your fitness trackers, and use them to measure their heart rate along with cardiac monitoring and ECG, body temperature, sleep patterns, physical activity and fitness regimes, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, dietary habits and nutrition intake, apart from also storing their medical tests reports. Your business is at the center of an ent...
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Exclusive: Parliamentary Committee on Data Protection Bill to now meet on July 27

You are reading it here first: The Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill will meet on July 27, 2020 at 2:30 pm, the Lok Sabha Secretariat confirmed to MediaNama. Virtual meetings are still not allowed. Representatives from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, UIDAI, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Narcotics Control Board (NCB) are scheduled to depose before the members in the f...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, BJP, Lok Sabha, Meenakshi Lekhi, Lok Sabha Secretariat, Personal Data Protection Bill, Joint Parliamentary Committee, Personal Data Protection Bill 2019, Parliamentary Committee on Data Protection Bill, Budget Session the JPC, Narcotics Control Board NCB


Parliamentary Committee’s meeting on Data Protection Bill postponed

The meeting of Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, has been postponed, its member Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh tweeted. The Lok Sabha Secretariat confirmed to MediaNama that a new date has not been set yet, but the agenda will remain the same. Representatives from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, UIDAI, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Narcotics Control Board (NCB) ...
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Exclusive: Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill to meet on July 17

You are reading it here first: After a gap of four months, the Joint Parliamentary Committee deliberating on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, will meet on July 17 at 2:30 pm in the Main Committee Room of the Parliament House Annexe, two MPs who are part of the committee and two government official confirmed to MediaNama. Representatives from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, UIDAI, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), National Investigatio...
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No virtual meetings of Parliamentary Committee on Data Protection Bill possible; committee seeks comments from particular entities

The Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, is not convening anytime soon, at least two sources, on the condition of anonymity, told MediaNama. This is because virtual meetings could compromise parliamentary privilege through the inclusion of a third party (that is, the video conferencing platform), two sources familiar with how parliamentary committees are convened told us. No virtual depositions will take place either. Everything will happen in person. Moreover, “...
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#NAMA: Data Protection Bill needs to clearly differentiate between data fiduciaries and processors

“There is absolute lack of clarity around what critical data could mean. When we are re-engineering our systems to comply with the current laws, how do we factor in the uncertainty and the lack of predictability on something like this?” Shweta Rajpal Kohli, Salesforce’s country director for government affairs and public policy (India and South Asia), said. Microsoft’s S Chandrashekhar, also agreed that gaps in the Personal Data Protection Bill makes it difficult to predict additional operational...
Tags: Travel, Google, Cloud, UK, News, Microsoft, Privacy, India, Office, Data Protection, Dell, Bill, Salesforce, South Asia, Bsa, Dynamics


#NAMA: PDP Bill needs to address issues around adequacy

“As far as the big MNCs are concerned, the [compliance] burden is only a delta on top of what GDPR’s is because fortunately we had to get ready for the GDPR,” S. Chandrasekhar, group director of policy and government affairs at Microsoft India, said, continuing, “We are only concerned now more about the provisions that are going much further than the GDPR such as non-personal data and other things because we need to calibrate our engineering effort to make agreements and stuff like that. The add...
Tags: Travel, Google, Europe, News, Microsoft, Privacy, India, US, European Union, Mozilla, Data Protection, Bill, South Asia, Bsa, Gdpr, Kohli


#NAMA: How the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 would impact the telecom industry

“ The telecom sector is very heavily regulated. We are told exactly what we have to store, how much we have to store, for how long we have to store,” said Anjali Hans, Senior Vice President of Regulatory & Corporate Affairs at Vodafone Idea Limited, at MediaNama’s discussion on the impact of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 on cloud and telecom services. “But for us, I think the sending of data outside India, the cross-border transfer is one of the important aspects of the data protecti...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, News, Microsoft, India, Vodafone, Telecom, Bill, CDR, CAF, PDP, Hans, Medianama, Narendran, Personal Data Protection Bill


#NAMA: DSCI’s Rama Vedashree on how the Personal Data Protection Bill affects cloud service providers

“For any cloud service provider, data flows and predictability of a regulation, in terms of transferring, storing, and retaining data, along with the redundancy that they need to build in for the resilience, is important. But, there are a lot of ambiguous provisions in the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, which would worry any cloud service provider,” said Rama Vedashree, CEO of the Data Security Council of India. She also said that the Bill, in its current form, has several ambiguities in t...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Microsoft, Privacy, India, Eu, Data Protection, Bill, PDP, Medianama, Nama, DSCI, Rama Vedashree, Personal Data Protection Bill, Non-personal Data


#NAMA: Issues with inferred data and non-personal data in the PDP Bill 2019

“From a customer perspective, the entire purpose of data protection will be defeated if inferred data is not regulated. Because that’s literally the biggest tool in the hands of technology companies, and that’s where most privacy violations are likely to happen,” Nikhil Narendran, partner at Trilegal, said. Narendran was speaking at our discussion on June 26 on the impact of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, on cloud and telecom services, supported by Microsoft and Google. The definition ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Microsoft, Privacy, European Union, Mozilla, Data Protection, Bill, Committee, Bsa, Authority, Central Government, Ministry, DPA, NPD


Healthcare industry’s wish list for India’s Personal Data Protection Bill

By Nikhil Pahwa and Aditi Agrawal The risks are too great, the use cases are too unclear, and a broad Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, does not adequately take into account the concerns of the healthcare sector. Doctors speaking at MediaNama’s discussion on the impact of the PDP Bill on the healthcare sector held on June 19, 2020, felt that there needs to be a different, sectoral approach to protect healthcare data. This discussion was supported by Microsoft, Google, TMT Law Practice and the...
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#NAMA: Issues with the consent framework for healthcare data under the Personal Data Protection Bill

In in-person doctor-patient consultation scenarios, the fact that the patient initiated the consult can be construed as consent. This applies especially for out-patient consultations: one does not need a separate mechanism to seek consent from the patient. At MediaNama’s discussion on the impact of the PDP Bill on the healthcare sector held on June 19, both Dr Sunil Shroff, President (TN), Telemedicine Society of India, and Abhishek Malhotra, managing partner at TMT Law agreed with this characte...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, Microsoft, India, Bill, Bangalore, Karnataka, Consent, DPA, Singh, India India, Ministry of Health, PDP, Gupta, HSA


#NAMA: GOQii founder Vishal Gondal on issues of bias, discrimination, and accuracy of health data

“There is fundamentally no disincentive in how someone’s health data can be used to determine their insurance premiums. Of course, somebody who is doing more effort, walking more, exercising more, gets more benefits versus somebody who is doing less,” said Vishal Gondal, founder of wearables company GOQii when asked if use of health data can make insurance premiums discriminatory. He also noted that health data can potentially help us in moving away from traditional healthcare practices, and ada...
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#NAMA: Personal Data Protection Bill needs to work on basic definitions to cater to the healthcare sector

The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, in its current form, suffers from an acute paucity of concrete definitions and thus, does not address concerns specific to the healthcare sector. “This Bill in a generic format is good. When you go down into the sensitive areas there is lack of clarity.” Dr Sunil Shroff, President (TN), Telemedicine Society of India, said. At MediaNama’s discussion on the impact of the PDP Bill on the healthcare sector held on June 19, speakers agreed that concepts such a...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, Microsoft, Singapore, India, Court, Digital, US, Health Insurance, Bill, Kerala, Sprinklr, PDP, Gupta, HSA


Agenda and Reading List: Discussion on Privacy and Cloud & Telecom; Jun 26 #Ad

We are getting ready for our online discussion on the impact of the Personal Data Protection Bill on Cloud and Telecom services in India, on Friday, June 26. This is second in a series of sessions we are putting together on Privacy and its effect on specific sectors. This session is open to a select list of invitees to observe and pose questions to the speakers, and you can still apply to attend here: https://forms.gle/xqoMqzNDqKLQdRSBA We have a great line-up of speakers, starting with a keynot...
Tags: Travel, Google, Cloud, News, Microsoft, India, Ad, Telecom, Bill, Bsa, Data Security Council of India, NASSCOM, Nama, Software Alliance, European Data Protection Supervisor, Rama Vedashree