Data Nation's Asset, Must Be Secured: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Knowledge sovereignty has change into vital, Ravi Shankar Prasad mentioned (File)


Knowledge is a nation’s asset and it ought to be utilised correctly for attaining prosperity, particularly in sectors like healthcare, agriculture and training, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad mentioned on Saturday.

Preserving this in thoughts, the federal government has introduced a knowledge safety legislation which is being examined by the choose committee of Parliament, he mentioned.

Observing that knowledge have to be secured, Mr Prasad mentioned the federal government had within the first week of December final 12 months accredited the Private Knowledge Safety Invoice that may spell out a framework for dealing with of non-public knowledge, together with its processing by private and non-private entities.

Ravi Shankar Prasad, who holds the Legislation and Justice, Electronics and Info Expertise and Communications portfolios, was delivering the Late Thakur Prasad Centenary Memorial Lecture on “Knowledge Privateness, Knowledge Safety and Knowledge Sovereignty”.

The programme was organised by an organisation referred to as Aatma Bodh. Late Thakur Prasad, a veteran Jan Sangh chief who served as a minister in Bihar in 1977, is the daddy of the minister.

“Knowledge is a nation’s asset. This nice asset of knowledge must be correctly used, processed and worth added for healthcare, agriculture and training. Due to this fact, not solely knowledge possession but in addition knowledge sovereignty turns into vital,” the Union minister mentioned.

“If knowledge is an efficient asset it have to be secured and vested into the sovereign energy of a rustic. Due to this fact, we’ve got introduced knowledge safety legislation which is being examined by the choose committee of the Parliament,” Mr Prasad mentioned.

He mentioned that Digital India right this moment has change into a transformative programme whereby frequent Indians are getting empowered by way of expertise.

“The good JAM trinity- Jan Dhan, Aadhaar and Cell – has led to transformation in governance,” he mentioned.

The central authorities has transferred near Rs 11 lakh crore straight into the financial institution accounts of the poor below direct profit switch (DBT) scheme and saved Rs 1.70 lakh crore which was pocketed by faux beneficiaries and center males, Prasad mentioned.

A digital ecosystem generates numerous knowledge and the huge measurement and inhabitants of India with 120 crore plus cell phones and practically 70 crore plus web customers have change into a brand new instrument within the arms of the frequent man, he mentioned.

The Union minister mentioned that Aadhaar itself undertakes three crore authentications day by day.

Platforms like e-scholarship, e-hospitals, soil well being card, GSTN, UPI, Ayushman Bharat are all recreation altering programmes which have improved governance and supply, Mr Prasad added.

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