Executives of Jio Platforms and Reliance Jio Infocomm were asked if there is any data-sharing mechanism between the company and its investors Facebook and Google
Representatives of telecom company Reliance Jio (“Jio“) appeared before the parliamentary panel on Wednesday, where they were questioned about sharing the data of Jio users with Jio’s investor company Facebook and Google. Jio Platforms Ltd and Reliance Jio had appeared before the parliamentary panel on behalf of Jio, an executive of Infocomm. In the meantime, Meenakshi Lekhi, Chairperson of the Joint Committee on Parliament on the Personal Data Protection Bill, asked the Jio representative if your company had developed some kind of data sharing mechanism with Google and Facebook, which helped Jio users and subscribers Data privacy can be at risk.
Reliance Jio denies data sharing charges
The allegation of having any such data sharing mechanism was denied by the Jio representative. The Jio representative stated that tech companies like the company Facebook and Google are the only financial investors of Jio. After the meeting on behalf of Meenakshi Lekhi, it was said that the Jio representative is in favor of data protection and its localization in India.
Before the Jio, representatives of Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and Paytm have already appeared before the parliamentary panel on users’ data security and privacy, while Ola, Uber, and Airtel have also appeared before the parliamentary panel. Has been called for. These companies are yet to appear before the parliamentary panel.
Data Protection Bill was introduced on 11 December 2019
The Personal Data Protection Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha by Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on December 11, 2019. The bill seeks to provide for the protection of personal data of individuals and the establishment of a data protection authority for the same. The proposed law seeks bar on storing and processing of personal data by entities without the explicit consent of an individual.
The bill was later referred to a joint select committee of both Houses of Parliament. The proposed law seeks bar on storing and processing of personal data by entities without the explicit consent of an individual.