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    Parliamentary panel to review functioning of UIDAI, examine citizens' data security and privacy

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    The committee will also review of functioning of the telecom regulator TRAI, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) and the country's preparedness for 5G.

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    NEW DELHI: A parliamentary panel headed by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has decided to examine the security and privacy of the citizens' data and review the functioning of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Lok Sabha Secretariat said on Friday. The parliamentary standing committee on Information and Technology headed by Tharoor has selected various subjects for examination including policy issues on information technology including cross border data flows, artificial intelligence (AI) and internet of things (IoT).

    The committee will also review of functioning of the telecom regulator TRAI, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) and the country's preparedness for 5G.

    "Review of functioning of UIDAI, Citizens' data security and privacy, and digital payment and online security measures for data protection," are the subjects selected by the committee for examination," the Lok Sabha secretariat said in its bulletin.

    Safeguarding citizens' rights and prevention of misuse of social or online news media platforms, including special emphasis on women security in the digital space, will also be examined.
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    3 Comments on this Story

    Aurobindo Banerjee380 days ago
    Is it not incumbent on the Committee also to seriously consider the security issues of the country vis-a-vis the imperative of linking all bank accounts, Voter cards, Aadhaar cards urgently? Ot is respectfully submitted that the Hon''ble Committee also invite comments of retired civil servants having wide experience inter alia in investigation of tax frauds, etc., to give their opinion on the linkage of Aadhaar with the other documents in the interest of national security in the light of the fashionable demand for "privacy".
    Sunderajan Srinivasan Vembakkam381 days ago
    Shashi Tharoor ? Most useless fellow . Ofcourse we have only few useful MPs . So he may be the best among the worst
    Anushka 381 days ago
    Remove all linked document verified with Aadhaar. No need to issue a voters ID, PAN. Just Aadhaar is enough.
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