FEB 28, 2020
Experts See Critical Flaws in India’s Draft Data Protection Law
The Straits Times, February 28, 2020
By Rohini Mohan
India's draft data protection law requires companies holding sensitive personal data of its users - biometrics, health and financial data, and details such as caste, religion and sexual orientation - to store a copy of the data in India. Critical personal data, a term not yet defined, is required to be stored only inside the country.
The Software Alliance, an industry group that includes companies such as Microsoft and IBM, says the use of these terms could confuse consumers and businesses, "disrupt companies' operations and increase the costs of providing services in India".
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