Proposal of e-commerce policy in draft, safeguard will be prepared by the government to stop the misuse of DATA

The draft states that the government believes that data is an important asset.  The Indian units will first use the figures of India.

The draft states that the government believes that data is an important asset. The Indian units will first use the figures of India.

The draft states that the government believes that data is an important asset. The Indian units will first use the figures of India.

New Delhi. The government will decide the principles of using data (DATA) for the development of an industry. Also, adequate safeguards will be made to prevent misuse and access of data by unauthorized persons. This has been proposed in the draft National E-Commerce Policy.

The policy states that the government is in the process of formulating regulations on private and non-private data. This policy is currently under discussion. The draft states that data sharing will be encouraged for industrial development. Regulation of data will be decided for sharing arrangements.

It says, “The government will decide the principles of the use of data for the development of an industry such as e-commerce, consumer protection, national security, economic security and law enforcement.” They also include taxation where these principles are not present before. Also, adequate safeguards will be put in place to prevent misuse of data.

The draft states that the government believes that data is an important asset. The data from India will be used by Indian units first. The draft was discussed in the inter-ministerial meeting held on Saturday under the chairmanship of a top official of the Department of Industry and Internal Trade Promotion (DPIIT). The meeting said that e-commerce operators have to ensure that the ‘algorithm’ used by them is not biased.

It said that consumers should get all the information related to the goods and services offered for sale. They should be fully informed about the country of origin of the product concerned and what value addition has been made in India.

The draft states that for fair competition, the e-commerce companies should treat all the vendors / vendors registered on their platform in an equitable manner. It states that in addition to this, e-commerce companies will have to ensure that the products sold on their platform are not fake. For this, they have to safeguard. If the counterfeit product is sold from the platform of the e-commerce company, then it will be the responsibility of the online company and the seller.



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