Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture

In relation to the draft of Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture (DEPA), NITI Aayog has sought feedback from all stakeholders. At the core of the proposed architecture is the institution of a consent management system, which will allow the sharing of the information in view to provide better financial, health and telecom-related products and services to individuals and firms. In a nutshell, DEPA empowers people to seamlessly and securely access their data and share it with third party institutions.

Based on the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 and the planned Data Protection Authority, DEPA can be applied to various sectors. This could empower individuals with not just financial and healthcare data, but also telecom, educational, or jobs data to better improve access to opportunities.