Amazon refuses to face Parliament committee on Data Protection Bill

Ecommerce giant Amazon has refused to appear before a Joint Committee of Parliament on Data Protection Bill on October 28, panel chairperson and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi said on Friday.

“Amazon has refused to appear before the panel on October 28 and if no one on behalf of the ecommerce company appears before the panel it amounts to a breach of privilege,” she told PTI.

The panel has summoned officials of micro-blogging site Twitter on October 28, and Google and Paytm on October 29.

During the meeting, a member suggested that the social media giant should not draw inferences from the data of its users for commercial benefits of its advertisers.