TRAI Invites Suggestions on Consultation Paper on "Privacy, Security and Ownership of the Data in the Telecom Sector"

The rapid evolution of telecommunications services in India has aided the overall economic and social development of the country. It has enabled better connectivity among users, ...

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TRAI Invites Suggestions on Consultation Paper on "Privacy, Security and Ownership of the Data in the Telecom Sector"

The rapid evolution of telecommunications services in India has aided the overall economic and social development of the country. It has enabled better connectivity among users, increasing use of information and communication technology (ICT) services and emergence of a variety of new business models. Parallelly, there has been a quantum leap in the quantity and value of data that is being generated through the use of modern communication services. Each step of a user's interaction with ICT services, whether through traditional telecom services, devices, applications or other forms of content, results in the generation of large amounts of data.

Availability of data has enhanced the business and efficiency potential of data analytics. However, it is equally important to assess whether the data rights of individuals are being adequately protected in this changing environment. Data protection may therefore mean the ability of individuals to understand and control the manner in which information pertaining to them can be accessed and used by others. The Authority is of the view that the users should be empowered in respect of ownership and control of his/her personal data and to ensure this, all the players in the eco-system are bound to follow certain safeguards while collecting, storing and using the data pertaining to their subscribers. Full text of the consultation can be viewed here.

The consultation paper has been issued with the following objectives:
(a) To identify the scope and definition of Personal data, Ownership and Control of data of users of telecom services.
(b) Understand and Identify the Rights and Responsibilities of Data Controllers.
(c) To assess the adequacy and efficiency of data protection measures currently in place in the telecom sector.
(d) Identify the key issues pertaining to data protection in relation to the delivery of digital services. This includes the provision of telecom and Internet services by telecom and Internet service providers (TSPs) as well the other devices, networks and applications that connect with users through the services offered by TSPs and collect and control user data in that process.

Last date for submission of suggestions is 22nd September, 2017, midnight.

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Vivek Sharma's picture

Vivek Sharma 17 hours 28 minutes ago

All the information collected from subscriber should tantamount to personal data. Data controller should have strong internal contr and document management system which is extremely poor currently. For example: if any statutory requirement arises post issuing the connection every time it is observed that the TSPs come back to susbscriber and harass them. The access control should be monitored periodically as currently this TSPs compromised the user data and it's protection measure is absent.

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Kailash Ramaji Gajjalwar 22 hours 43 minutes ago

Digital india me BSNL ka yogdan raha hai. BSNL ki life line Optical fiber hai.Lekin BSNL metal free OFC ka upyog karata hai jabki anya kampniya metal yukt OFC ka upyog karati hai.Metal yukt OFC ko jamin ke under asani se pata lagaya ja sakata hai jabki matal free OFC me yah mushkil hota hai. Jisase marammat me samay aur dhan ki hani hoti hai sath hi BSNL ka bhari nuksan hota hai. BBNL ne yahi galti fir dohrai hai.jisase NOFN ka project mitti me mil jayaga aur Govt. ko bhari nukasan hoga.

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Abhishek Bajpai_7 23 hours 12 minutes ago

To stop mis-use of sim cards and to check the improper circulation of it, it should be made compulsory to telecom operators to take aadhar number from existing users and those that wanted new connections.
Also, aadhar to be properly linked with mechanism to stop it's mis-use by operators for their own benefit and schemes.

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visu samy 1 day 56 minutes ago

even though DND is activated web based ad sms are harrasing. also network operators r not serious about this bcz most people dont have time to follow

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Himanshu Kumar Srivastava 1 day 5 hours ago

Smart Services Smart Lucknow : जन सेवा केंद्र राजाजी पुरम : कंपनी जितने भी कस्टमर है उनसे ये पूछे कि कितने लोग अपने कॉल रिकॉर्डिंग कि प्रमाणित कॉपी चाहेते है प्रति माह की निर्धारित फीस के साथ जितने उपभोक्ता तैयार हो उन्हें निर्धारित फीस के साथ प्रमाणित कॉपी कॉल रिकॉर्डिंग कि प्रति माह उपलब्ध कराई जाय इससे कंपनी का फायेदा भी बढेगा और भ्रस्टाचार को भी ख़त्म करने में काफी मदद मिलेगी I


JAGDISH PATHAK 1 day 18 hours ago

In respect to Large amount of NPA in Bank, I want to suggest that, RBI has given audit autonomy to bank, so, the bank can able to manage the auditor and the real NPA account or position cannot be found at real time before the account is NPA, hence, the audit autonomy should be take back with RBI, RBI should allot the audit of bank including private bank, and including branch audit out of the penal prepared by RBI, Bank is making manipulation in audit,it is one option to control NPA,best wishes

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Milin Namdev 2 days 1 hour ago

डेटा तो ठीक है इसे हिंदी में रखे समझ आवे
यह भी की पासवर्ड ओर नम्बर को पद लेना

असम्भव नही क्योंकि डिजिटल फॉर्म में इधर उधर जाता है

इस किया जाय कि अधिक राशि के ट्रांसफर पर निगरानी के लिये

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मैन लो में 25 हज़ार से 25 करोड़

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Suresh M 2 days 9 hours ago

Point of interconnection issue yet not resolve because of that reason reliance jio custemers are facing the distrubance.Toll free numbers 4 digit also not getting connect because of BSNL not release the ports