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US makes last-ditch effort in urging India to go easy on data localisation

Global tech companies including Mastercard, Visa and American Express have been lobbying India's finance ministry

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Aditya Kalra | Reuters  |  New Delhi 

Two US senators have called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to soften India’s stance on data localisation, warning that measures requiring it represent “key trade barriers” between the two nations. In a letter sent to Modi on Friday and seen by Reuters, US Senators John Cornyn and Mark Warner — co-chairs of the Senate’s India caucus that comprises over 30 senators — urged India to instead adopt a “light-touch” regulatory framework that would allow data to flow freely across borders. The letter comes as relations between Washington ...

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 15:28 IST