GoO to develop framework on data protection

A Group of Officers has been set up by the Centre to develop a framework to balance the country`s interests and concerns on privacy, data protection and security.

New Delhi: A Group of Officers has been set
up by the Centre to develop a framework to balance the
country`s interests and concerns on privacy, data protection
and security.

"The Government has constituted a Group of Officers
under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Personnel
and Training to develop a framework that could balance the
country`s interests and concerns on privacy, data protection
and security and which could respect the domain legislations
on the subject," a statement released by the Union Home
Ministry said.

It said the framework developed by the Group would
include legal provisions, principles and elements of data
protection, security and privacy.

While developing the framework, the Group will keep in
view the existing provisions of various laws regarding
protection of data and privacy of individuals, the statement
said.

The Group is supposed to submit its report in three
months. It also welcomed suggestions from all "interested,
knowledgeable persons and observers in this regard."

It said suggestions, if any, may be sent to K G Verma,
Director, Department of Personnel and Training, within 10
days.

-PTI

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