Published: Thu, August 10, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

TRAI to soon start consultation process on ownership, security & privacy of data

TRAI to soon start consultation process on ownership, security & privacy of data

So TRAI is in the process to begin a consultation process to help customers to clarify issues of privacy and security of data which flow's data through network telecoms. We have also never allowed access to our servers. And if you decline an approval, then you are not able to use that app.

It also introduced the concept of data controllers - defined as "any organisation that determines the purposes and means of processing the personal information of users" - and sought comments on their rights, responsibilities and whether their rights supersede those of an individual over personal data. "Limit my right to information that is my property". Plans offering 1GB data per month have made way for those offering 1GB data per day.

On the surface, the telecom regulator's latest move seems to have come about as a result of its displeasure with Apple Inc.

Yesterday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released a consultation paper on "Privacy, Security and Ownership of the Data in the Telecom Sector".

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"While recognizing the vast business and efficiency potential of data analytics, it is also vital to assess whether the data protection rights of individuals are being adequately protected in this changing environment. At the same time it is also important to consider the additional challenges that arise in the context of "big data", which is commonly characterised by features such as the high variety, velocity, volume of the data under consideration", the consultation paper said.

Telcos questioned whether data ownership, security and privacy fall under the regulator's ambit, noting that the watchdog "may bite off more than it can chew" while issuing a consultation paper on a subject that also involves entities that are not telecom licence holders. "Should the user's consent be taken before sharing his/her personal data for commercial purposes?" the regulator asked. "The ownership should remain and shall stay with the customer who produced the data", Sharma has told. People who sign up to give their personal data don't often know the way it is going to be used and the privacy policies that govern the use of their data can be changed unilaterally by companies that collected the data in the first place. "The permission granted by the user to allow access to these various categories of information is often given under circumstances where the user does not fully understand the implication of granting the consent".

"What can be the objection of a third party, if the user wants to willing share his data", Sharma quipped adding that a consultation paper will be issued in 1-2 days.

Trai said the rationale for government's intervention is on account of three key reasons. "The government or its authorized agency may take steps to make this data portable, under the control of the user, thus enabling the creation of newer services". The technical standards for this objective may have to be defined in this case.

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