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E-commerce policy draft pushes for data protection; Chinese firms on radar

E-consumer courts to be developed to battle grievances

Subhayan Chakraborty Neha Alawadhi & Karan Choudhury  |  New Delhi 

Protection of consumer data stands out as the dominant theme of the much-awaited e-commerce draft report released on Saturday. Prepared by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) along with a clutch of other ministries, the draft has granted the industry a three-year window for making a shift to the local data storage requirements.

Aiming to step up onshore digital commerce, the report also hints at regulating Chinese e-commerce apps. Ruling out the need for a new regulator, the draft, which will be finalised after consultations with stakeholders, has ...

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First Published: Sat, February 23 2019. 23:44 IST
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