New Delhi: Online shopping company Amazon Personal Data Protection Bill has refused to appear before the parliamentary committee. Sources connected with Parliament gave this information on Friday.
Representatives of Amazon were to appear before the Joint Parliamentary Committee attached to the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019. The parliamentary committee unanimously agreed that if Amazon’s representatives do not appear on October 28, then their absence will be taken seriously. Sources in the Parliament said that action can also be taken against Amazon in this regard. This can be considered a breach of privilege of Parliament.
According to another news, Facebook India officials appeared on this issue before the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Friday. This meeting lasted for two hours to present its stand on the Data Protection Bill. At the meeting, Facebook India was represented by Policy Head Ankhi Das and Business Head Ajit Mohan. They were explicitly told that they could not use the data of any Indian citizen presumptively during publicity, business or elections.
Sources say that MPs asked Facebook officials how much of their revenue they spend on data protection of users. They were also informed about the total revenue of Facebook. Information about how much tax they pay was also sought.