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Srikrishna Committee on Data Protection will not make submissions public; Majority vote?

The Srikrishna Committee on Data Protection will not make stakeholder submissions public, Justice BN Srikrishna said the open house discussion in Mumbai yesterday. There are apparently over 100 submissions made, which the committee will deliberate and make recommendations regarding the contours of a Data Protection law in India. The Data Protection law is being formulated at a time when the Supreme Court of India is hearing a case challenging the constitutional validity of the resident ID project Aadhaar. When MediaNama pointed out to Justice Srikrishna that the TRAI not only allows for publishing of comments, but has a counter comments approach which are then followed by open house discussions, he dismissed it by saying that the committee has creating a law, which is very different from what a regulator does. "You give your comments. Why do you worry about what…

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