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Will NDHM’s Policy Guidelines Prove Hollow In Absence Of Data Protection Law?

Earlier this week, the centre approved NDHM’s health data management policy, meant to set out the minimum standard in data privacy protection, for all participants in the National Digital Health Ecosystem

RAJAT PRAKASH, Managing Partner, Athena Legal shared with Inc42 Media that the edited portion could be a clever diversion to an existing regulation, which may mean the same thing. Further, he added, that the SPDI rules don’t include genetic data, transgender data, sex life, intersex status, caste, or tribe, or religious or political belief or affiliation. However, the rules state, ‘any data relating to the above clauses as provided to body corporate for providing service.


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