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Supreme Court issues notice on interference application filed for data security of Indian citizens on UPI platform

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice on the interference application filed in the Supreme Court regarding the Indian data security on the UPI platform. At the same time, the RBI has said that it is not our responsibility to audit the members associated with UPI transactions. This accountability is that of Nation Payments Corporation of India.




The intervention application states that WhatsApp is ready to start operations in India despite the case being pending before the court. A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Judge AS Bopanna and Judge V Ramasubramaniam fixed the next date for hearing on February 1.

It is to be known that in response to the petition of Rajya Sabha member Vinay Viswam, the RBI filed an affidavit on Thursday and requested to dismiss the PIL. In the affidavit, RBI has said that the matter related to privacy or confidentiality and sharing of data is under the jurisdiction of the Center.

The Infomatics application states that the media reports showed the applicant that after obtaining permission from the RBI and NPCI in India, a full-scale operation was prepared without satisfying the court regarding pending court understanding and regulatory compliance. is.

At the same time, the current petition has been requested to intervene, raising issues related to data privacy and security of Indian citizens along with issues of national security, sovereignty and integrity in the Infomatics application.

The petition has sought a direction to the RBI and NPCI to ensure that companies connected with UPI transactions cannot misuse the data of Indian citizens collected.

It is known that the data goes abroad when companies associated with UPI transactions like WhatsApp, Amazon, Google are allowed to make payments. He said that the RBI should answer how far it is appropriate for the data of Indian citizens to go abroad without formal protection.

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Allowing payments to companies operating abroad without any rules or guidelines by the RBI is a violation of the privacy decision. On this, the RBI filed an affidavit saying that the matter related to privacy or confidentiality and sharing of data is under the jurisdiction of the Center. Whereas, the accountability is with the National Payments Corporation of India.

 

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