The report also looks at the basic assumptions and sheds some light on the work to be done by the government before it can institute such a framework. The CUTS Centre for Competition, Investment & Economic Regulation on August 19 released this report on 'Navigating the Puzzle of Non-Personal Data Sharing: A Three-Pronged Analysis of Rationale and Assumptions'. Non-Personal Data Sharing is the idea that companies should share — either with each other or with public authorities, or a combination of both — macro-level data on their operations to boost competition and to assist in governance. This comes after two reports were released by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology's Committee of Experts on Non-Personal Data Governance Framework, headed by Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan. While India awaits a Personal Data Protection Act to be passed, the government is already considering the opening up of non-personal data to competitors and authorities for various purposes. There are concerns about these plans from a privacy and competition perspective; CUTS-CCIER's report examines these issues from the latter lens. Summary This summary examines the concerns CUTS identified with the government's approach to the CoE report on NPD sharing. There are also sections on international precedents later in the report, but the main learnings from the report are shared below: Context Many countries are looking into data sharing as a way to unlock latent economic potential. The World Bank in a report cited the importance of data reuse and sharing for economic development. Concerns remain, however, on…
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