Data Protection Current Affairs - 2020

National Health Authority releases Draft Health Data Management Policy

On August 26, 2020, the National Health Authority released the Draft Health Data Management Policy under the National Digital Health Mission. Highlights The main objective of the policy is to provide adequate guidance and set framework to secure processing of personal and sensitive personal data of individuals. The National Digital Health Mission was announced by Read More…

“Innovate for Accessible India” Campaign launched by NASSCOM along with Microsoft

The NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Service Companies) recently launched the “Innovate for Accessible India” campaign along with Microsoft India. The other partners of the initiative include Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. About the Initiative The Initiative aims to sort out Read More…

Delhi announced as next Google Cloud Region after Mumbai

On March 5, 2020, Google announced that it will open its next cloud region of India at Delhi by 2021. This is the second cloud region of Google after Mumbai, that was launched in 2017. Google owns 22 cloud regions in Asia Pacific. Highlights Along with Delhi Cloud Region, Google will also open its data Read More…

CCI report on E-Commerce Market of India

On January 8, 2020, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) released its report on “Market Study on E-Commerce in India: Key Findings and Observations”. The market study for the report was initiated in April 2019 by CCI. According to the report, the number of internet users have increased from 445.96 million in 2017 to 665.31 Read More…

Data Protection bill approved by the cabinet

The Cabinet on December 4, 2019 approved Data Protection bill to be tabled in Lok Sabha. The bill lays down legal framework to preserve sanctity in data sharing. The Draft of the bill was released by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in 2018. Key features of the bill The bill provides rules for Read More…