Digital platforms have to be responsive and accountable towards the sovereign concerns of countries: Ravi Shankar Prasad at G20 Digital Minister’s Meet
New Delhi: At a virtual meeting of G20 Digital Economy Ministers hosted by Saudi Arabia which is holding the presidency of G20 on Wednesday, India’s Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad, emphasized on the data related issues and sovereign rights of countries to protect data privacy and security of its citizens.
Prasad mentioned that India was soon going to put in place a robust personal data protection law which will not only address the data privacy related concerns of citizens but also ensure availability of data for innovation and economic development.
“In view of these concerns, the digital platforms having presence in many countries must become trustworthy, safe and secure,” he told the digital Ministers of the G20 countries, and asserted that it was time to acknowledge that digital platforms anywhere in the world have to be responsive and accountable towards the sovereign concerns of countries including defence, privacy and security of citizens.
Expressing India’s commitment to leverage emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence for inclusive growth and development especially in healthcare and education, Prasad further emphasized the need for building trustworthy Artificial Intelligence systems that can transform the society. He also stressed the need for building a resilient global supply chain and shared the vision of Prime Minister of India for making India as attractive destination for investment closely integrated with global supply chains.
– globalbihari bureau