Recommendations TRAI on Privacy, Security and Ownership of the Data in the Telecom Sector

The Telecom Regulatory Authority recommends that: (Refer paragraph 2.20) (a) The definitions of “Data” as provided under Information Technology Act, 2000, and “Personal Information” and “Sensitive Personal Data and information” as provided under Sensitive Personal Data and Information Rules, 2011, as reproduced below, are adequate for the present. (i) "Data" – defined in section 2(1)(o) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 as a representation of information, knowledge, facts, concepts or instructions which are being prepared or have been prepared in a formalized manner, and is intended to be processed, is being processed or has been processed in a computer system or computer network, and may be in any form (including computer printouts magnetic or optical storage media, punched cards, punched tapes) or stored internally in the memory of the computer. (ii) "Personal information"– defined in the Sensitive Personal Data and Information Rules, 2011 as any information that relates to a natural person, which, either directly or indirectly, in combination with other information available or likely to be available with a body corporate, is capable of identifying such person.......................

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