#DataProtectionTop10: Voluntary Social Media Verification

In Part 5 of the #DataProtectionTop10 series, we analyse the various issues with the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 with respect to social media platforms. The classification of social media intermediaries into significant data fiduciaries is based on vague and broad grounds. Additionally, the collection of  identity documents for the verification of user accounts is against the principles of data protection and violates the informational privacy of the users. Thus, we recommend that the relevant clauses be removed.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/dataprotectiontop10-voluntary-social-media-verification/