The Centre is anticipating at presenting the Data Protection Bill, Telecom Bill, and Digital India Bill in the forthcoming monsoon session of the Parliament. This was informed by the Union Minister for Railways and Communications, Ashwini Vaishnaw. Vaishnaw stated this at the Google for India 2022 event.
Speaking at the event, Vaishnaw said that the emphasis of the Data Protection Bill and the Digital India Bill would be to form a solid platform to take the yield of the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI). He added that the priority would be that the middle class and poor get advantages of latest technology.
Vaishnaw stated this during a fireside chat with Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. The union minister also mentioned that 55 per cent of India’s GDP is through digital transactions, as per UPI numbers. He further mentioned that at G20, India will showcase its technology to the world, and the multinational players are interested in India’s growth rate.
During the conversation, Pichai pointed out that India needs reliable tech ordinances. Pichai added that governments must watch over citizens’ welfare, and India has a leadership role here. He said he wishes India would benefit from being open and connected to the Internet. He further said that it is necessary to get the ratio right with calculations.
Pichai declared that Google is bringing UPI to other nations using India as an illustration and base model. He also called India a “solution market” which moves from one solution to another while noting that other nations are lagging in comparison to India when it comes to taking up digital modes of payment.
Pichai said that he believes that there is a tremendous opportunity for India, given the skill and talent that exists in the country. Google has already witnessed UPI and GPay move to other nations. In the case of AI, Google now has surge forecasting methods that come out of India before rolling to Bangladesh.