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Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT to look into issues of Digital Privacy, Startup Challenges, e-Fraud, Net Neutrality, NOFN

Among the topics identified by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, for 2015-16, are Digital Privacy, Challenges faced by Startups, challenges related to Internet and e-fraud, Net Neutrality, among others, especially the rollout of the NOFN. The complete list below. Some things to bear in mind about these issues: 1. Privacy is taking center-stage in policy issues in India, especially after the Government of India said in the Supreme Court that there is no fundamental right to Privacy. The country doesn't have a privacy law, and is setting up surveillance systems like the Centralized Monitoring System, NETRA, NATGRID (for collecting data from across databases), and linking citizens and databases across the unique identity number in Aadhaar. 2. Challenges faced by Startups: has been a growing area of concern, given that the country still doesn't have an effective bankruptcy law,…

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