Privacy, Security and Ownership of Data in the Telecom Sector

After consultation with stakeholders, TRAI issued recommendations on “Privacy, Security and Ownership of Data in the Telecom Sector”.

The recommendations dealt with certain important issues such as: control over data, data security, cross border data transfers, consent, data minimization and encryption, amongst others.

The Department of Telecommunications stated that they would currently not take up these recommendations, and they referred the same to the B.N Srikrishna Committee, a committee formed to recommend a data protection framework for India. actively participated both rounds of consultation process as well as TRAI’s open house discussions. Comments and counter-comments to TRAI consultation may be accessed at: &

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