Parliamentary Panel on Knowledge Safety Invoice Summons Airtel, Uber, Ola, Truecaller

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A Joint Committee of Parliament issued a discover on Wednesday calling representatives of telecom operators Reliance Jio and Airtel and cab aggregators Ola and Uber to depose earlier than it on the difficulty of knowledge safety. The committee, chaired by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, is analyzing the Private Knowledge Safety Invoice 2019.

In accordance with the discover, representatives of Reliance Jio Infocomm and Jio Platforms have been referred to as to depose earlier than the panel on two totally different sittings on November 4. Representatives of Ola and Uber have been referred to as to look earlier than the panel the subsequent day. Representatives of Airtel and Truecaller are scheduled to depose earlier than the panel individually on November 6.

Representatives of social media giants Fb and Twitter and e-commerce main Amazon have already deposed earlier than the panel. Google and Paytm are scheduled to look earlier than the panel on October 29.

The Private Knowledge Safety Invoice was launched in Lok Sabha by Minister of Electronics and Data Expertise Ravi Shankar Prasad on December 11, 2019. The invoice seeks to supply for defense of non-public knowledge of people and institution of an information safety authority for a similar. The invoice was later referred to a joint choose committee of each Homes of Parliament. The proposed regulation seeks bar on storing and processing of non-public knowledge by entities with out the express consent of a person.