Jio Platforms Ltd and Reliance Jio Infocomm have no mechanism for sharing data with Google and Facebook who are its investors, company officials told a parliamentary committee on data security today. Officials who testified before the committee today were asked whether there is a mechanism for sharing data between the company and Facebook and Google, which are among its investors.
Meenakshi Lekhi of BJP, who heads the committee, said: “Jio executives have been asked that the company have a mechanism for sharing data with Google and Facebook and its users, to which company officials telecommunications company refused and informed that the two players in the technology are its financial investors, ”the Indian news agency Press Trust reported.
Officials said they were in favor of data privacy, sources on the committee said. They assured the parliamentary committee that Reliance would not share the available personal data of its customers with third parties.
Sources said that in her testimony, Reliance said she favors the protection of data and its location in India, as opposed to Facebook’s position on this issue.
The Joint Parliamentary Committee has told officials that they must avoid any conflict of interest when dealing with the personal data of their clients.
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 the next day.
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.