The Indian government is making it mandatory for a tech company like Google, Facebook, and Amazon, to share the public data of users. The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) is continuously working on issuing new rules under the IT Act that will require tech giants to share freely available data or the public information that they assemble in the course of their operations, including traffic, etc.

 

Globally Access the Global Data 

Reportedly, the tech companies will have to share this information with anyone in the country seeking access to it, including government and private entities. These companies could actually monetize public data that they gather.

The Tech Companies will share the info with anyone who is seeking to access it. The company could monetize the gathered data of the public.

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What Did The Officials Say?

A MeitY official apparently said that currently this is only being mulled over and a “final decision will be taken only after an ‘exhaustive’ consultation process.” MeitY said that currently this is only being examined & the final decision will be taken after the comprehensive consultation process. Further added, they said that these tech companies were the first to turn up with the idea, so they should have the right to charge an economic fee for it.

 

Additionally, these new guidelines will also ask about the global access to the database generated from various users.

 

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