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MAR 06, 2020 | ASIA PACIFIC

Data Bill: Global Trade Bodies Raise Privacy Concerns

The Economic Times, March 6, 2020

By Surabhi Agarwal

More than a dozen technology and business trade groupings from the US, Europe and Japan have jointly asked a parliamentary panel examining the draft personal data protection (PDP) bill to protect the “privacy of Indian citizens” and “remove barriers” to the growth of the country’s economy.

The coalition, which represents companies such as Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and IBM among others, has raised concerns over areas such as data localisation, government access to non-personal data and the classification of sensitive and critical data. The groups include the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the Business Software Alliance (BSA), CompTIA, DIGITALEUROPE, and Japan Electronics and Information Technology Association (JEITA).

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Original Posting: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/data-bill-global-trade-bodies-raise-privacy-concerns/articleshow/74503958.cms

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