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Draft on Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture Released: NITI Aayog Seeks Suggestions

Lawstreet Journal 8 Sep 2020 7:41pm

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NITI Aayog has released a framework on Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture (DEPA) which it calls a “consent-based data-sharing framework to accelerate financial inclusion”. The apparent aim of this framework is to allow people to access their data and securely share it with third party institutions.

The Aayog has sought feedback from stakeholders by October 1st. At the core of the proposed architecture is the institution of a consent management system which will allow the sharing of the information with a view to providing better financial, health, and telecom-related products and services to individuals and firms. The draft report stated that “In a nutshell, DEPA empowers people to seamlessly and securely access their data and share it with third party institutions.”

“The Data Empowerment & Protection Architecture will empower individuals with control over how their personal data is used and shared while ensuring that privacy considerations are addressed. Seeking your comments on the draft document, before October 1,” it posted on Twitter on 3rd September. 

The draft for the discussion paper titled 'Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture' further said it is designed as an evolvable and agile framework for good data governance, given the rapid pace of change in this arena.

The draft for the discussion paper also pointed out that a well-designed data governance framework for the Indian context would enable, not just secure data protection, but also grant users control over data through a safe and seamless protocol to share data across institutions, leading to individual empowerment and well-being.

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