Data Protection Panel Asks Ola, Uber Where They Save Aadhaar Number Of Clients

The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on data protection bill on Thursday quizzed cab-hailing service providers Uber and Ola over the safety of Aadhaar number details they sought from riders and how and where such data was saved.

“They gave a presentation related to different aspects of data protection. The question of storage of data and data localisation came up in the meeting. They were asked to give written clarification on where they store their data and what happens about the deletion of short-term data,” a person aware of developments said.

The JPC on personal data protection bill has been holding discussions with a slew of digital and social media companies. Over the last fortnight, the panel has engaged with representatives of Google, Paytm, Twitter, Facebook, Amazon and Jio to discuss facets of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 and to understand provisions they have in place for data safety, privacy and investment patterns.

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