Policy needed to prevent data monopoly, says Nandan Nilekani

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Bengaluru: Past UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani has conveyed that he was intensely concerned that data would make new monopolies and a model of colonization. With Smartphone’s urging data detonation UIDAI chairman further conveyed that, aggregation of data in few platforms or aggregators is a big risk.

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Nilekani told to D J Patil, the chief data scientist for the Obama administration that, the main part of public policy over the world is how we implement a policy reform, where data is open, shared and is portable.

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Before joining the US administration, Patil held higher positions at LinkedIn, eBay and RelateIQ. Supplying a US perspective, data scientists Patil further conveyed that around $45 billion was spent on moving traditional healthcare data to electronic medical records.

He also further added that, people build tech that is not user-centric. In case, nurses and physicians not like it, it was CIO-centric. The provocation is harder in the US. If those records are inside hospitals and pharmacies, they are not probable to give it up.

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