India needs data protection reforms: UN Coordinator

Reforms to resolve issues of transactional privacy

by Arjit Singh Bhambra

The United Nations’ Resident Coordinator in India Yuri Afanasiev has expressed concern over the robustness of the security architecture that protects citizen data in India, as per a report in Economic Times. He urged the government to introduce regulatory reforms that protect data against fraud, misuse and resolve issues of transactional privacy, while allowing for auditory and regulatory access. Afanasiev further noted though mobile telephony has minimised the need for banks to set up physical branches in remote locations, last-mile connectivity still remains a challenge. Also, access to formal finance still remains a key barrier to the growth of small and medium enterprises. He further suggested that Indian government and business should allay concerns regarding the next gen technologies such as blockchain and quantum computing which can bring a transformational change in banking and e-services.

References
1. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/india-needs-regulatory-reforms-to-tackle-data-fraud-un/articleshow/60498387.cms
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All listed Companies
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