India’s Data Security Bill Will Not Protect Privacy, Tech Giants Say

India’s Data Security Bill Will Not Protect Privacy, Tech Giants Say

Tech giants including Apple, Google and Microsoft have recently expressed their concerns on India’s proposed data legislation, saying that provisions such as “forced localisation requirements” will not be of benefit to businesses nor assure the security of user data.

The group, representing top tech companies such as Uber and Nokia, wrote to India’s IT and electronics minister Ravi Shankar Prasad last week also complaining that the bill could increase business costs by about 30-60 percent.

The group also said that “once India develops strong privacy protections through a data privacy law with legal conditions for cross-border transfers — such as globally recognised transfer mechanisms like standard contractual clause — then data do not need to be localised.”

Source: Business Today India

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