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‘India needs data safety reforms’

13 September, 2017 4:41 PM
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India needs regulatory reforms to protect people against fraud and misuse of data by unscrupulous elements, United Nations’ Resident Coordinator in India Yuri Afanasiev said.

Current protocols for encrypted data transfer, from money to medical records, to be shared between many companies, people and institutions have raised questions on how this data will be stored and accessed, he said at a conclave. “Recent breaches heighten these fears. These concerns warrant regulatory reforms that protect against fraud and misuse, especially for those with low digital literacy,” he said.

Also read: In India, over 6 victims for every 1,000 lived in modern slavery in 2016: Global Slavery Index 2018


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