The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked telecom companies to include details such as latitude and longitude of the premises along with the date and time when the physical verification of such customers is done.
“Even if we want, we can’t start the plant as workers who left can’t return immediately. Our vendor's plant is facing a similar problem, so I won’t get supplies for production,” a senior official of a leading manufacturer in Karnataka said.
In its most basic form, non-personal data is any set of data which does not contain personally identifiable information. This in essence means that no individual or living person can be identified by looking at such data.
The announcement comes close on the heels of New Delhi signalling curbs on Chinese technology investments and banning 59 mobile apps with links to Chinese technology majors such as Alibaba – one of the largest Chinese investors in Indian startups.
The number of views and videos on these apps notwithstanding, it is likely to be very difficult for users on these apps to convert fan following into monetary gains, experts said, as most advertisers and brands are in a wait and watch mode.
The Flipkart executive pointed out that the company would wait till more guidelines are issued to expand the changes to other products once it is clear what other details, if any, are to be also displayed on the marketplace.
Last week, amidst a tense border standoff with China, the government banned 59 mobile applications with links to the neighbouring country. The Indian Express sheds light on how Chinese companies came to dominate India’s digital space — from apps to devices and ancillaries, there’s more than a little bit of China on our phones.
Prasad also requested Nasscom president Debjani Ghosh and Infosys’ non-executive chairman Nandan Nilekani, who were present at the conference, to encourage startups and individuals which made such apps.
A ban on both Huawei and ZTE could mean an increase of up to 30 per cent in cost of telecom equipment across the board, especially when countries all over the world are gearing up to launch 5G services, according to experts.
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