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To let data roam free or coop it up at home?

Cross-border flow is the basic life-blood of data. When information is isolated, it loses its potential to become knowledge and becomes increasingly vulnerable to breaches. Moreover, India might currently not even have the infrastructure to store its own data.More often than not, data is jeopardised by inadequate supporting infrastructure rather...

All Things Policy: A Chinese Data Trap? Data localization and Indian policy

Huawei has announced it would be willing to provide India telecom equipment without “back doors”. Is this a feasible idea? How should India treat the data of its citizens? Anirudh Kanisetti, Manoj Kewalramani and Rohan Seth weigh in. Subscribe and listen to the podcast on: iTunes Castbox Google Podcasts Spotify...

How Can India Get Better Data Processing Laws?

India has the sovereign right to use its data for the welfare of its people and the idea of free trade doesn’t necessarily justify the idea of a free flow of data, commerce and industry ministry Piyush Goyal argued in his speech last week at the G-20 trade ministers’ meeting in Japan....

India and Brexit: How New Delhi Can Position Itself to Maximize Benefit

The United Kingdom’s planned exit from the European Union, Brexit, keeps getting messier by the month. It led Theresa May to resign, just like David Cameron before her. It may end up making Boris Johnson the U.K.’s next prime minister, or be the cause of him facing judicial consequences. Brexit also...

Do we really want to weaken digital encryption?

Indian technology policy is entering into a decisive age with the coming of the new government. Regardless of who comes into power, BJP, Congress, or a coalition, their policies need to take enabling stances on artificial intelligence, big data, automation, 5G, digital taxation and so on. Draft policies for emerging...

Every White House needs a Sarah Sanders, even India’s

The mouthpiece for a country’s premier statesman is occasionally bound to be dumbfounded by the public’s queries. But that can’t be a reason not to have one in a modern democracy. Much of our national discourse revolves around politics and not policy. The issue of where and when the Ram...

All Things Policy: Will RuNet Ruin The Net?

Will Russia’s new internet regulations end the global internet as we know it? Does China have its own internet? Should states rule over the internet? Manoj Kewalramani and Rohan Seth join Anirudh Kanisetti to discuss. Subscribe and listen to the podcast on: iTunes Castbox Google Podcasts Spotify or any other...

Can our water, power woes hit data localisation plans?

One of the key challenges the new government will have to face after the Lok Sabha elections, be it a BJP or a Congress-led alliance or a federal front coalition, is data localisation and assuring foreign investors and states about the disruption associated with it. RBI’s notification, Justice B.N. Srikrishna-led committee’s report,...
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