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Jul
17

Consumers Own Their Data, Not the Industry, Says Telecom Regulatory of India (TRAI)

From: Entrepreneur India

While submitting the recommendations to the Srikrishna Committee, the regulator also acknowledged the fact that the existing framework for data protection of consumers is not sufficient

Vanita D’souza

As the Justice BN Srikrishna Committee is also set to table the draft of the Data Protection Bill, the Telecom Regulatory of India (TRAI) is of the opinion that data is purely owned by the users, and industry stakeholders, who include telecom companies and digital services providers, are merely custodians of it.

While submitting the recommendations to the Srikrishna Committee, TRAI also acknowledged the fact that the existing framework for data protection of telecom consumers is not sufficient and there is a need of a robust law to protect users against the misuse of their personal data in the digital ecosystem.

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