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The Aarogya Setu app became the Modi government’s weapon of choice overnight to fight Covid-19. But it can very well outlive the crisis.
The framework of Personal Data Protection Bill will have deleterious consequences for innovation in data economy while leaving informational privacy unprotected.
The bill’s brute force approach to giving users control over their digital selves through data portability provision runs roughshod over market dynamics.
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The data privacy bill is likely to contain guidelines on collection, storage and processing of personal data, consent of individuals, penalties and compensation.
India is the world’s largest open data market. Yet, Indian organisations figure nowhere among the top data-based technology companies in the world.
Modern cities have come to produce tremendous quantities of data. Understanding this data will give India a new level of understanding of the urban ecology.