Govt to scrap bulk data sharing policy over privacy, misuse concerns

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News:The Government of India has decided to scrap a year-old Bulk data sharing policy.

Facts:

  • Bulk Data Sharing Policy: It was introduced by the Government of India in 2019.
  • What was the policy? Under this, the government could share and sell vehicle details of registered vehicles and driving licences to the automobile industry to help in service improvements and wider benefits to citizens and government.
  • Concerns: However, the government has now decided to scrap the policy following concerns over privacy and misuse of personal data