NITI Aayog: Feedback on draft discussion paper on Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture
Blog: NASSCOM Official Blog
NITI Aayog released a draft discussion paper titled ‘Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture’ (DEPA), in August 2020. DEPA aims at empowering individuals with control over their data and enables people to seamlessly and securely access their data and share it with third party institutions.
Based on extensive inputs from the industry, NASSCOM submitted a detailed response to the draft discussion paper on 27 November 2020. In our submission, we included several points which will aid in improving the DEPA framework:
- clarifying the types of data covered by DEPA
- including provisions on data minimisation
- clarifying the incentive alignment of various entities
- clarifying the liability of various stakeholders
- defining baseline standards for consent
- aligning the definition of consent with that proposed under the Personal Data Protection Bill
- ensuring sue of strong encryption technologies for strong data flows
- enabling participation by more stakeholder entities
- ensuring authentication of entities
- ensuring sharing high-quality data
- envisaging Data Protection Authority (as proposed under the Personal Data Protection Bill) as the lead regulator for DEPA in addition to sectoral regulators
Our detailed submission is attached for reference.
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