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Tech giants put India plans on hold, seek clarity on e-commerce policies

The proposed e-commerce policy is expected to dominate the headlines after May 23

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Global technology majors have put on hold their investment plans for India as they wait for a new government to clear the air around a host of issues such as the e-commerce policy and data protection laws, people in the know said.    Public policy teams of Amazon, Flipkart, Facebook, and TikTok, among others, are planning to meet senior officials of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), finance ministry, and information technology ministry after the formation of the government, to understand its stance.  “A lot of questions ...