Amazon said their "subject matter experts are overseas".
Amazon has refused to appear before a joint parliament committee looking into the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, and this amounts to "breach of privilege of parliament", parliament sources told NDTV.
If Amazon does not appear before the panel on October 28, "coercive action will be initiated" against Amazon, sources said. The US e-commerce giant said their "subject matter experts are overseas" and cited travel risks due to which they cannot appear.
The committee, which is looking into the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, following concerns expressed by the Congress, had called all stakeholders, including Facebook and Twitter, to get an overview.
"Amazon has refused to appear before the panel on October 28 and if no one on behalf of the e-commerce company appears before the panel it amounts to breach of privilege," BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, who heads the panel, told news agency PTI. The panel has decided to …