New Delhi, Aug. 11 -- The government needs to come up with finer details on the regulation pertaining to non-personal data governance framework, as in its current shape, it appears that the government can have a 'blank cheque' and ask for data from a private company for the benefit of the community, former Supreme Court judge B.N. Srikrishna said on Tuesday.

"The law will have to focus in citizens' rights and see how from there you can develop the right. The way it has been recommended it seems like government can have a blank cheque and whenever it wants, it can make a requisition and say it is for the community's benefit and take away is in the hands of private company," he said at a webinar organized by CUTS International.

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