Ravi Shankar Prasad says Centre finalised plans to frame data protection law to shield sensitive information
Addressing the ongoing Indian Science Congress, 2019, Science Communicators' Meet in Jalandhar on Saturday, Ravi Shankar Prasad said, 'India is now the third most attractive investment destination for technology transactions and it is the best time to do science in India.'
Jalandhar (Punjab): Union Minister for Law and Justice and Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said that government has planned to bring Data Protection Law to protect personal and professional sensitive data of the individuals of the country so that it cannot be misused in foreign countries by Google.
"We are planning to bring Data Protect Law to protect personal and professional sensitive data of the individuals of India. So that it cannot be misused in foreign countries by Google. And if someone does it then we can take stringent action against the person," he said.
Addressing the ongoing Indian Science Congress, 2019, Science Communicators' Meet in Jalandhar on Saturday, he said, "India is now the third most attractive investment destination for technology transactions and it is the best time to do science in India."
The Minister further said that India's ranking in global innovation index has jumped from 81st in 2015 to 60th in 2017 and that it is now at the sixth position in scientific publications and 10th in patent filing.
A souvenir book on Science Communicators' Meet was also released by Prasad during the event.
While applauding the role of innovations in communication technology, the Minister informed that digital payments have surged to eight folds in the last five years to Rs 2,070 crore. "There has been 2048 percent growth in Aadhar Enabled Payment System transactions while transactions in UPI grew 1500 times in the last 24 months," he added.
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