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The draft e-commerce policy’s relationship status with personal data: complicated and confused

The draft policy takes a big swing and misses. Its approach to consumer data is antithetical to that of the Personal Data Protection Bill. The draft policy conflates social media, e-commerce players, and search engines for profiting from network effects.
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Members of Punjab Distributors Association shout slogans during a protest against the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and e-commerce, in Amritsar on September 9, 2018. Getty Images
Members of Punjab Distributors Association shout slogans during a protest against the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and e-commerce, in Amritsar on September 9, 2018.
The Draft National e-commerce Policy (called “the draft policy” hereafter) released on Saturday provides a long-overdue segue into a conversation about the implications of e-commerce. It tries to resolve issues raised by various stakeholders regarding the use of Big Data, which traditional competition, privacy, and consumer-protection regulations have largely ignored. The draft policy is a significant improvement over
Law, Hyderabad. He is interested in technology and intellectual property law. Twitter: @rakhecha_anna Anupriya Dhonchak is a student at National Law University (NLU) Delhi. She has interned under Justice DY Chandrachud and works as a research assistant at NLU Delhi’s Centre for Communication Governance. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors.
The Draft National e-commerce Policy (called “the draft policy” hereafter) released on Saturday provides a long-overdue segue into a conversation about the implications of e-commerce. It tries to resolve issues raised by various stakeholders regarding the use of Big Data, which traditional competition, privacy, and consumer-protection regulations have largely ignored. The draft policy is a significant improvement over Law, Hyderabad. He is interested in technology and intellectual property law. Twitter: @rakhecha_anna Anupriya Dhonchak is a student at National Law University (NLU) Delhi. She has interned under Justice DY Chandrachud and works as a research assistant at NLU Delhi’s Centre for Communication Governance. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors.

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