SC upholds Right to Privacy: Govt says data protection committee to submit report by end of year

The government on Thursday said it expects the recommendations of the committee on data protection to be submitted by the end of this year

PTI August 24, 2017 18:20:34 IST
SC upholds Right to Privacy: Govt says data protection committee to submit report by end of year

New Delhi: The government on Thursday said it expects the recommendations of the committee on data protection to be submitted by the end of this year.

SC upholds Right to Privacy Govt says data protection committee to submit report by end of year

File image of Ravi Shankar Prasad. PTI

The government had constituted a 10-member committee to recommend a framework for securing personal data in the increasingly digitised economy as also address privacy concerns and build safeguards against data breaches.

The government expects recommendations of data protection committee to come by the end of this year, Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday.

A senior official of the Electronics and IT Ministry, who did not wish to be named, said depending on the nature of the recommendations of the committee, the government is open to framing a separate law, if required, or introducing regulations under the IT Act.

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