Topic: Basics of cyber security, Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
7) Is India on the right path to harness data as a “public good” in the service of the people? Discuss in the backdrop of the debate of ongoing data secrecy vs digital India.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question aims to analyse if the country is on the right path of dealing with privacy when it comes to handling data.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss in detail the issues involved in handling data and in what way the government should handle the concerns.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Define what is data privacy.
Take hints from the article and discuss in depth the relevance of data in today’s world and in what way different countries across the world are dealing with the issues associated with data security.
Justify as to how India stands at the cusp of a major opportunity, one where data and digital platforms can become an enabler of a meaningful life for every Indian. This is also the opportunity for India to become a global leader and present a new approach that other countries can emulate.
Conclude with way forward.