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GoI to launch National Data Governance Policy

Published on February 01, 2023
Current context: National Data Governance Policy is a policy introduced by the Government of India (GoI) to manage the usage, security, availability, and integrity of data.
GoI to launch National Data Governance Policy
  • The policy was announced in the Union Budget 2023 presentation by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman.
  • The policy will create an Indian Data Management Office (IDMO) under the IT Ministry, which will focus on increasing access to anonymised data safely and securely.
  • The main objective of the policy is to make data secure and available to startups in India, and is considered a first step towards a digital government.
  • The policy aims to increase the availability of essential data, improve data privacy and protection standards, and enhance the public's participation in data governance.
  • Anonymised data is sensitive data that has been stripped of personally identifiable information to increase security. For example, in the case of AADHAR, a citizen's name, date of birth, and address can be made available only to the concerned party after being anonymised to prevent hackers from accessing sensitive information.


Q.1 Indian data management offices will operate under which ministry?
a. Ministry of Commerce
b. Ministry of Finance
c. IT ministry
d. MSME ministry
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