The report, released last week, has made a case for regulating NPD, defining it under three main categories- public non-personal data, community non-personal data and private non-personal data. It has further outlined the need for defining a new category or taxonomy of business called data business.
However, industry experts said there were a lot of policy gaps that need attention such as proposed restrictions on international data transfers and requirements of local data storage. "Cross-border data transfers have become essential to secure the benefits of a vibrant global digital economy,” said Venkatesh Krishnamoorthy, country manager (India) of software advocacy group BSA, recommending the framework to promote cross-border data flows and increase data-sharing opportunities.
The expert committee also requested to participate in the ongoing consultation on the draft report, where the last date of providing inputs is fixed as August 13.