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TRAI to discuss IPR of data generated on apps

NEW DELHI: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is expected to issue a consultation paper on the right of ownership of data generated on smartphones in the next two or three days.

This was indicated by TRAI Chairman R S Sharma at a meet on Create4India organized by Digital India Foundation.

He told mediapersons that a lage amount of data is generated every minute on various apps.

The paper is expected to raise questions on whether the data generated on smartphones belongs to the person who generates, or the person who receives the data.

The matter gains urgency in view of complaints about messages sent by people though apps on their phones.

The issue also relates to intellectual property rights (IPR).

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