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Government will clamp down on companies misusing customer data

There have been many cases of misuse of customer data by companies in the country. The central government says that this problem will be solved with the proposed Data Protection Bill. The government recently withdrew the Personal Data Protection Bill from the Lok Sabha. The government had said it would introduce a new bill that would better deal with the problem.

Reacting to the case in the US against Internet search engine Google for tracking users’ location by giving them wrong information, State Minister of Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that such misuse of customer’s data is a threat to privacy and data protection. violation of norms. The Data Protection Bill will put an end to this problem. Firms or intermediaries that violate this will face severe consequences. data protection bill likely to be presented in the winter session of Parliament.

Google has agreed to pay approximately $392 million to settle the legal case in the US. Google’s Android accounts for more than 95 percent of the smartphone market in India. Strict scrutiny is being done in India regarding the business practices of Google. Alphabet, the US company that runs Google, has been ordered to allow third-party billing or payment processing services for app developers in the country. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) had imposed a fine of around Rs 932 crore on the company for using methods against the competition. Earlier, Google was fined about Rs 1,338 crore for unfair business practices involving the Android operating system.

The CCI, in a 199-page order, said that Google had misused its dominant position to force app developers to use the company’s in-app payment system. Selling in-app digital goods is a major source of income for developers from their work. Other than this Google It has been asked to make eight improvements within three months. These include not prohibiting app developers from using any third-party billing or payment processing services for in-app purchases or to purchase apps.

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