India should have law on data privacy: Parliamentary panel
New Delhi: As India strikes in the direction of rising digitisation of the economic system in opposition to the backdrop of rising cyber crime, a Parliamentary committee has recommended that the federal government ought to expeditiously herald a laws on information privateness.
The advice was made by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, headed by Congress chief M. Veerappa Moily, in its report titled “Transformation In direction of A Digital Economic system”, which was tabled in each the Homes on Wednesday.
“The nation now urgently wants a knowledge minimisation, information privateness and information residency legislation to make sure safety of private and non-private information,” the report stated.
“The Committee would, subsequently, urge upon the federal government to carry such a knowledge safety laws earlier than Parliament on the earliest.”
The report stated that India ought to have a sound client privateness and information safety legislation “lest we develop into a digital colony with world entities having digital management over information”.
The committee stated it discovered “relatively disconcerting” that even because the nation strikes in the direction of a digital economic system, transactional hassles and grievances of customers, together with ATM card frauds like cloning, have been significantly on the rise.
“Unusual prospects are then left excessive and dry, extraordinarily helpless and clueless concerning the subsequent plan of action for a treatment and redressal of grievance,” it stated.
It recommended that prospects must be supplied with an “empowered and responsive” frequent helpline (SOS) quantity, for recourse each time required.
The committee additionally stated that as cyber house expands and intensifies with implications for nationwide safety, monitoring and surveillance, defending the nationwide info infrastructure must be included within the nationwide agenda on a precedence foundation.
“The Committee, subsequently, advisable due consultations with area consultants and business and creation of a duly empowered coordinating authority, with standing at par with the Area and Atomic Power Departments with enough finances, reporting on to the PMO (Prime Minister’s Workplace),” the report stated.
Furthermore, the report additionally expressed concern over lack of educated professionals to cope with the rising cyber challenges.