The Joint Committee of Parliament on the Personal Data Protection Bill, chaired by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, questioned Reliance Jio executives about privacy of data of its subscribers.
Data scientist David Stier found that when Instagram accounts switched from a personal to a business setting users' email ID, phone numbers became public.
The trove of data stolen from the New York-based firm by hackers "a total of 756GB" includes contracts, nondisclosure agreements, phone numbers and email addresses.
The PDP Bill is a major step in ensuring Indians gain more control over their data. But some provisions can be modified to better suit this purpose.
A Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to which the bill has been referred, put out a notification on Thursday seeking people’s views.
Cambridge Analytica scam: Whistleblower Christopher Wylie says group worked with Indian politicians including JD(U)
Wylie said his former employer Cambridge Analytica had an Indian arm and conducted election research on behalf of some parties including the JD(U), now a BJP ally, for 'desired outcome'.
Reports suggest that even though the account is deleted, the social media giant and apps affiliated with it may still have access to personal data.
Concerns were flagged on data privacy in the wake of revelations about Cambridge Analytica’s alleged misuse of Facebook user data.
Facebook's shares were trading at about the cheapest they have been since the social network's initial public offering nearly six years ago.
Twenty were Apple employees who allegedly used the company's internal computer system to gather users' names, phone numbers, Apple IDs, and other data.