Centre to monetise data deposited with it; issues draft of ‘India Data Accessibility and Use Policy’

Narendra Modi Government has issued a draft of ‘India Data Accessibility and Use Policy’ to monetise the data deposited with the government of India. The policy aims to radically transform India’s ability to harness public sector data for catalysing large scale social transformation. 

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With this policy, any data sharing will take place within the legal framework of the country, its national policies and legislation, as well as the recognised international guidelines.

The government will sell the collected and secured data in all departments and ministries for research, and other use, as reported by Zee Business reporter Ambarish Pandey. 

For this purpose, a new department named “India Data Office” will be created under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY).
With the implementation of this policy,  every Ministry and Department will prepare its own meta data and data standards. Furthermore, data can be purchased…

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