Concerns about the capacity of the government for data sharing, definitions of non-personal data under the Draft National Data Governance Framework policy, timeline for its implementation were among the matters of discussion at a public consultation meeting on the policy held on 14th June, MediaNama has learnt. Stakeholders at the meeting were executives of government departments, industry associations, start-ups as well as academic institutions in attendance, a source present at the meeting told MediaNama. While the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) was represented by Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for MeitY; Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary MeitY; and Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Additional Secretary at MeitY. Apart from the aforementioned issues, there were also discussions on how the data will be shared with different entities, intent of the bill, other policies the government has in the works and so on.…
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