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Jul 19, 2020

Govt to come up with data protection law soon in the country: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Law and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that India will not tolerate Data Imperialism. He asserted that Citizens' Data belongs to the community and the country. The Minister exhorted that the government will never compromise on the sovereignty of the data.

Mr. Prasad informed that the Centre will soon bring in a data protection law in the country and a select committee of Parliament is already examining the matter.

Speaking at a virtual lecture organized in the memory of his father, late Thakur Prasad,  the Minister said that Coronavirus pandemic has brought in changes in the work culture.

He informed that since the virtual hearings have started in Indian courts , High courts have so far handled nearly one lakh 75 thousand cases. Subordinate courts have heard over 7 lakh 34 thousand cases and Supreme Court has handled 7 thousand 800 of such cases.

Mr. Prasad also cautioned everyone regarding data privacy while lauding the digital delivery of services, which he said is empowering the country.

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