Government's mantra should be: Data of the people, by the people, for the people says Economic Survey
- by -Divya-Gavandi
- Jul 06, 2019 11:17
Economic Survey said on Thursday, Data "of the people, by the people, for the people" must become the mantra for the government, which needs to view data as a "public good" and make necessary investments. The Economic Survey for 2018-19 asserted that benefits of creating data as a public good can be generated within the legal framework of data privacy without any exploitation of data. It highlights that the data and information must be viewed as equally significant infrastructure.
"Such an attitude can help India to utilise the benefits of technological advances for the welfare of its people. In the Constitution of India, data 'of the people, by the people, for the people' must therefore become the mantra for the government," it said in a full matter dedicated to data. It noted that India, through unique identification (UID) programme Aadhaar, has been at the forefront of data and technology revolution which is progressing.