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Indian govt forms committee to recommend governance norms for non-personal data, Infosys’ Gopalakrishnan to head it

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Update: September 16, 12:36 pm 3 key points raised by chairperson of the Committee of Expert looking into non-personal data, Kris Gopalakrishnan, in an interview with Economic Times: Public benefits of data sharing: "If there is a way to populate a common database for, say to find out the incidence rate of communicable diseases in Chennai and populate this to reflect incidence across the country from data sets from other places… then proactively we can take action." Concrete policies around data privacy will aid data-driven services: “I think our concept of privacy will go through a change because we are voluntarily disclosing whom we are because we want some service … In the physical world, property rights have been clearly established. I think, over time, property rights will be clearly established in the online world.” Data as an economic asset has no national boundaries: “Unfortunately or fortunately, data, ... knows no national boundaries. It can be transmitted without friction. How does a nation create value on the data of its citizens? How does a nation protect the data of its citizens? These are the questions everyone is grappling with." For more, read the interview on Economic Times. Original article, published on September 14, 8:37 am: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) has formed a new Committee of Experts to focus on non-personal data, and to come up with a related data governance framework. Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan will head the committee, as per a MeitY memo dated September 13,…

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