Committee of Experts to study and recommend policies on non-personal data: Dhotre


NEW DELHI, Dec 12:A committee of experts has been constituted to study and recommend policies on non-personal data, Parliament was informed on Thursday.

In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Electronics and IT Sanjay Dhotre said it was decided that a committee of experts will be constituted under the chairmanship of Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan “to deliberate on a Data Governance Framework and recommend measures…”

According to a document (dated September 13, 2019) provided by the minister, the committee has been mandated to study various issues relating to non-personal data, and to make specific suggestions for consideration of the central government on regulation of non-personal data.

The committee includes members like Nasscom President Debjani Ghosh, National Informatics Centre DG Neeta Verma, DPIIT Additional Secretary/Joint Secretary and others, it added.

On a query about what data sets constitute non-personal data and whether the government would respect the protection to proprietorial data and commercial data as protected by the WTO and the Intellectual Property Rights, Dhotre said these topics are part of the issues being deliberated upon by the said committee of experts. (PTI)