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Parliamentary panel issues notice to Jio, Airtel, Uber, Ola, Truecaller

A committee of Parliament issued a notice on Wednesday calling the representatives of Reliance Jio, Airtel, and cab aggregators Uber and Ola to depose on the issue of data security.

According to the notice, representatives of Reliance Jio have been called in two different sittings on November 4 whereas representatives of Ola and Uber have been called to appear before the panel the very next day.

Representatives of Airtel and Truecaller are scheduled to depose before the panel separately on November 6.

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Facebook and Twitter and e-commerce giant Amazon have already deposed before the panel.

The parliamentary panel is examining the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019.

The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on December 11, 2019. The bill seeks to provide for the protection of personal data of individuals and establish a Data Protection Authority for the same. The bill was later referred to a joint select committee of both Houses of Parliament. The proposed law seeks a bar on storing and processing of personal data by entities without the explicit consent of an individual.

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