We have sent our comments as part of the public consultation exercise for the Draft India Data Accessibility & Use Policy, 2022. Under the policy, the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology aims to enable interdepartmental data sharing as well as sale of public data to support the government’s economic goals. In light of the glaring privacy (& other) concerns arising from the policy, we have recommended an immediate recall. Responses can be sent to Shrimati Kavita Bhatia at [email protected] and [email protected]. The last date for submission of responses is March 18, 2022.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/the-government-wants-to-sell-your-data/