DSCI submission to TRAI on Privacy, Security and Ownership of the Data in the Telecom Sector

Published: November 07, 2017

TRAI released its consultation paper on Privacy, Security & Ownership of Data in Telecom sector and sought comments from different stakeholders including the Industry. The consultation paper can be accessed at Consultation Paper on Privacy, Security and Ownership of the Data in the Telecom Sector.

DSCI conducted a consultation with its Industry members and sought comments on various issues raised in the paper. By virtue of response to this consultation, DSCI reiterates and reaffirms the need for a balanced and calibrated approach for policy formulation with regard to Security, Privacy & ownership of Data. Data Protection regime of the country is currently not adequate due to lack of a comprehensive privacy legislation. The government is currently working on a draft data protection framework which is expected to address the aforementioned concern to an extent. Once the data protection law is enacted, TRAI may review the existing provisions in the Indian Telegraph Act and licensing conditions (UAL) and issue advisories or guidelines for TSPs for protecting personal information of users.

The detailed DSCI response to questions of Consultation Paper is available in the pdf embedded below.

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