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Supreme Court issues notice in plea filed by CPI MP seeking regulations to protect UPI data

Supreme Court of India
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The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice in a petition seeking the Reserve Bank of India to frame necessary regulations to make sure that Indians’ data collected on UPI platforms such as Amazon Pay, Google Pay, and WhatsApp Pay, is not exploited by these companies. The petition, which was filed in September by Communist Party of India MP Binoy Viswam, had also sought that Indians’ right to privacy should be protected from being misused by “giant corporations” for their “financial ends”. It also sought that WhatsApp Pay’s full-scale operations be halted until it proves all legal compliances. Bar and Bench first tweeted about this. The Finance Ministry, IT Ministry, Home Ministry, CERT-In, Reserve bank of India, the National Payments Corporation of India, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and WhatsApp have been listed as respondents in Viswam’s petition. Viswam is being represented by…

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