Officials from Jio Platforms Ltd and Reliance Jio Infocomm will appear tomorrow before the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill. Wednesday’s agenda shows that representatives from Jio Platforms Limited will give oral testimony on the Data Protection Bill 2019 at 11 a.m. Representatives of Reliance Jio Infocomm will appear before the committee chaired by BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi at 3 p.m.
Representatives from Ola and Uber were called to appear before the panel on November 5. Representatives of Airtel and Truecaller are scheduled to testify separately to the panel on November 6.
The bill aims to prevent the storage and processing of personal data by entities without the explicit consent of an individual. Following Congressional concerns over the 2019 bill, the committee is reviewing the matter and engaging all stakeholders for an overview.
Representatives of the social media giants Facebook and Twitter and the large e-commerce Amazon have already testified before the panel. Officials from Google and PayTm also gave their opinion last week.
The panel had questioned Google’s “neutrality” when it is engaged in both advertising and content, and asked whether it is violating users’ basic rights by “controlling” their choices, the panel reported. press agency Press Trust of India.
“They are the platforms, the vendors and the news agencies themselves. And Google itself has the control button on which information will come first, which will come later, or which will flash and which will be deleted. So how can it be a neutral platform? “Ms. Lekhi was quoted after the meeting by the PTI.
When the bill was introduced to parliament last year, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said he allowed the government to ask companies like Facebook, Google and others for anonymous data. personal and not personal.
But there were concerns about government access to users’ personal data. The opposition Congress was concerned about the use of this data in some cases, particularly when national security is at stake.