Regulation of Non Personal Data.. Recommendations of the Kris Gopalakrishna Committee-7

(This is a continuation of the previous article)

Non Personal Data Regulatory Authority

One of the key recommendations of the Kris Gopalakrishna Committee (KGC) that has been presently highlighted by the media reports is the recommendation to set up a separate regulator namely “Non-Personal Data Regulatory Authority” (NPDRA).

The NPDRA will be different from the DPA under the PDPA and while the DPA is more oriented towards “Securing Personal Data for the protection of Privacy of individuals”, the NPDRA will be focussing on how to harness the Non Personal Data for national benefit.

Hence the kind of persons who manage this authority has to be more “Progress oriented” than “Caution oriented”. They need to be more “Technology Oriented” than “Legal Oriented”.

The regulator should be able to effectively implement the measures to register and regulate Non Personal Data Fiduciaries, Processors, Data Trustees, Data Trusts etc. It will have to work in harmony with other regulators like DPA and CCI as well as the sectoral regulators. It will have both the “Enabling role” and the “Enforcement Role”.

As expected the NPDRA will be a body of persons with members with relevant industry experience.

(To Be Continued)


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About Vijayashankar Na

Naavi is a veteran Cyber Law specialist in India and is presently working from Bangalore as an Information Assurance Consultant. Pioneered concepts such as ITA 2008 compliance, Naavi is also the founder of Cyber Law College, a virtual Cyber Law Education institution. He now has been focusing on the projects such as Secure Digital India and Cyber Insurance
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