Digital India law to set new rules for non-personal data sharing

The Indian government is discussing new rules for non-personal data sharing under Digital India law. The rules could include pricing for sharing anonymised data sets and provisions for free government access to boost the efficiency of the government’s welfare schemes.

India has no policy to govern anonymised or non-personal data. The addition of non-personal data in the data protection law was recommended by the joint parliamentary committee set up to examine the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, established in the same year, to study the existing provisions and recommend changes.