At the end of the Srikrishna Committee's data protection report, there are two notes of dissent from members of the committee: Rama Vedashree, the CEO of NASSCOM's Data Security Council of India and Prof. Rishikesha T Krishnan, an IIM Indore professor. In her dissenting note, Rama Vedashree raised the following issues: Data Localisation: The data localisation requirement in the Bill is regressive and against the "fundamental tenets of the liberal economy". She added that portraying localisation as a tool for developing the domestic market is "fuelled by unfounded apprehensions and assumptions". She said that localisation could be a trade barrier. Sensitive Personal Data: Vedashree disagrees with classifying passwords and financial data as sensitive personal data. "The concept of Sensitive Personal Data is primarily used for providing higher level protection to the data subject from instances of profiling, discrimination and infliction of…
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