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Data businesses want Union government to wait for PDP bill before rolling out non-personal data framework: EY-IAMAI Report

There seems to be no consensus on whether the NPDG framework should be a part of the PDP Bill or a separate legislation.

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Many data businesses “have mixed opinions with respect to the need for a separate Non-Personal Data Governance framework (NPDG),” according to a report released by EY and the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). The mixed reaction reveals that there is no consensus on whether the NPDG framework should be a part of the PDP Bill or separate legislation, as per the report, a copy of which was reviewed by Medianama. The report made it clear, however, that the PDP Bill (Personal Data Protection) must be implemented first before the government deals with the NPDG framework. The consultations undertaken during the drafting of the report put forth that jurisdictions of personal data and non-personal data regulation must be outlined to avoid categorising all non-personal data as public resources. “The committee report makes no distinction between non-personal data (NPD) with data principal and non-personal data without data principal,” read the report. The report is an important yardstick in gauging the response of stakeholders who will be impacted by a regulatory framework on NPD. It gives an inkling as to what the reaction to the final report on NPD is likely to be when it is released to the public. Should the Indian government wait for the Personal Data Protection Bill before rolling out the Non Personal Data framework? Leave a comment. Key takeaways from the EY-IAMAI report A survey was done by EY with stakeholders in sectors such as e-commerce, technology, fintech & payments, entertainment, gaming, data Repositories, edutech, among others…

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