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Twitter, IRCTC Summoned by Shashi Tharoor-Led Panel Over Data Security


Twitter and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Company (IRCTC) has been requested to look earlier than the Congress MP Shashi Tharoor-led Parliamentary Standing Committee on Info Know-how on Friday. The microblogging web site and railway ticketing app have been summoned to debate considerations over “residents’ information safety and privateness”. The parliamentary assembly comes days after the centre withdrew Private Information Safety (PDP) Invoice, 2019. It’s going to now get replaced it with a brand new invoice.

As knowledgeable to PTI by sources, the Tharoor-led parliamentary panel will query Twitter on its administration and composition. The social media platform can be questioned about whether or not it has prolonged favours to a specific political get together.

In the meantime, the IRCTC, with greater than 10 crore customers, has employed a marketing consultant to monetise passenger information. The panel might search solutions for the explanation to rent a marketing consultant. IRCTC can be questioned in regards to the tender floated to rent for the marketing consultant’s job, the sources mentioned.

In keeping with the sources, the Tharoor-led panel has been holding conferences with numerous stakeholders concerning information safety and privateness. These embody tech firms, social media corporations, ministries, and different regulators. The panel is more likely to finalise its report earlier than August 30.

Earlier this month, the union authorities led by Info and Know-how Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announced to withdraw the Private Information Safety (PDP) Invoice, 2019. This laws will likely be now changed with a “complete invoice” for “modern digital privateness legal guidelines”.


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