India scrapping data localisation will boost digital trade

12/12/2022 | Atlantic Council

A provision within India's proposed Digital Personal Data Protection Bill (DPDB) allowing international data transfers to "certain notified countries" could reignite digital trade with the EU and US. India's earlier insistence on data localisation requirements was partly the reason why it refused to sign onto the G-20 Osaka Track declaration or agree to the data-sharing pillar of the US-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework. The article's author suggests India should prioritise policies, pass legislation and develop criteria for data-sharing adequacy.

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