The current framework seems infeasible. However, a potential way forward would be to root the discussions of ‘community’ in various statutes of the Indian Constitution and see how group rights are traditionally awarded

Last month, A report on regulating non-personal data was released by MeitY. The report audaciously tries to reign in the dominance of technology companies. Yet, considering the urgency that the report purports, its conceptual framework has a long way to go. It is based on an attractive, but impractical idea—community data. The report does well in parts, but it would benefit immensely from a better definition of communities, and the basis of their ownership of, and rights to, non-personal data.