Non-Personal Data and Kris Gopalakrishnan Committee Report- Highlights, Concerns and Way Forward

India, let alone the world, is set to generate unprecedented amounts of data. A few companies have already extracted the value of this gigantic resource while others are just taking first steps. Very few countries have any regulatory mechanism in place for governing data. India is one of the few pioneering countries proactively seeking to bring in regulation in this aspect. While the Personal Data Protection Bill is being considered by a Joint Parliamentary Committee, steps are being taken to study how the non-personal data could be regulated. In July, the Kris Gopalakrishnan committee submitted a draft governance framework for non-personal data.

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