Data Localisation Issue – All that you need to know

If the twentieth century brought the Internet as a decentralized domain, the twenty-first century is noted by the fight over the control of data. Data localization is the collection, processing, and storage of all data within the national boundaries, which is gaining momentum in India.

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Recently, Facebook India’s policy head has appeared before the 30-member Joint Committee of Parliament which is scrutinizing the draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019. But Amazon has declined to appear due to risky travel during the pandemic. The draft data protection bill was submitted by Justice BN Srikrishna committee in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to provide for a solid legal framework on data protection in India. The bill recognizes privacy as a fundamental right with provisions to protect personal data. In December 2019, Parliament approved sending it to the joint committee.

[Strategy] Most important topic areas for UPSC prelims 2021 (with mindmap notes!)

In order to clear UPSC prelims, you need to first focus on the most probable topics in each subject and cover them comprehensively. But there is a problem of scattered resources and lack of time to make notes and organize everything yourself. So we have listed links to our notes on the most probable topics. As these notes are in mindmap format, you can read/revise them very quickly.

If you have already completed the syllabus, you can also read these notes for the eleventh-hour revision. Some of these notes cannot easily be found across the internet or in one place.

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With the rise in the use of Internet facilities and India trying to become a digital nation promoting digitization at all levels, the need for data protection has become an important issue. The Indian IT sector has a major contribution to the Indian economy and they provide services to a large number of people all over the world. With the rise of the telecom sector in India and the number of people using it, it has become evident that data protection has to be considered a necessity in India.

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Liberalised Geospatial Sector – Need and Way Ahead

The Union Ministry of Science and Technology released new guidelines to liberalise the geospatial sector, a move that will democratise geospatial data, remove the government’s monopoly and create a level playing field for the government and public entities. This is a major step towards Atmanirbhar Bharat and the creation of a $5 trillion Indian economy. This opportunity must be utilised to ensure an open data revolution, which had worked wonders across the world by boosting innovation and knowledge.

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