B Srikrishna committee

About: The Justice BN Srikrishna committee submitted its report on data protection.

Recommendations of the committee: The ten-member committee was tasked with studying and identifying key data protection issues and recommend methods for addressing them.

The committee recommends that processing (collection, recording, analysis, disclosure, etc) of personal data should be done only for “clear, specific and lawful” purposes. Only that data which is necessary for such processing is to be collected from anyone.

The committee recommends giving “data principals” (persons whose personal data is being processed) the ‘right to be forgotten’.

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