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India introduces new data-protection concepts amid privacy concerns over Covid-19 response

By Phoebe Seers
  • 11 May 2020 19:45
  • 11 May 2020 19:45
India’s IT ministry has introduced rules requiring that Covid-19 data be collected in a fair, transparent and non-discriminatory manner, alongside the right to be forgotten, as the government struggles to contain the backlash over its mandatory contact tracing app.
In a protocol published this week, the Ministry of Electronics and

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Phoebe Seers


Phoebe has covered Financial Crime and compliance issues for MLex since 2015, initially in the Hong Kong bureau and currently in London. While in Hong Kong she won two SOPA awards for her reporting on corruption in the energy sector in Indonesia. Prior to journalism she worked as a solicitor with a focus on white-collar crime litigation in London and Hong Kong. She has a BA in English and Philosophy from Newcastle University.

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