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What India can learn from EU's GDPR privacy bill to protect online data

Critics of data privacy bill say the proposed legislation will impair the operations of the internet giants and startups that're helping usher in a digital economy

GDPR, data privacy, EU data protection
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The law was approved by the European parliament last fall and is under review by the Council of the European Union

Saritha Rai | Bloomberg
A draft of a sweeping data privacy bill has been submitted to India’s government that, if enacted, will restrict the transfer and storage of information on more than 1 billion people by global technology corporations from Facebook Inc. to Google.

A committee chaired by government-appointed Justice BN Srikrishna formally put forth a draft Personal Data Bill 2018 on Friday. Broadly, it recommends foreign companies such as Apple Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. store information locally, and proposes stringent penalties for flouting tighter rules governing how personal data is handled.

India’s embrace of smartphones has triggered an explosion of sensitive information

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First Published: Jul 31 2018 | 7:28 AM IST

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