Local giants like Paytm and Flipkart have backed the move, while global technology firms have cautioned against reciprocal action.
The government is drafting the upcoming National Electronics Policy (NEP) with increased focus on exports as it looks to harness the local capacity in electronic goods, including smartphones built for the domestic market, a top official told ET.
The study, however, points out underlying execution gaps of the Open Data project which have restricted its use and recommends steps which will boost data driven governance architecture.
It is “challenging” to have one global standard as Facebook currently has, since what may be offensive to one community may not be so to another, said Guy Rosen, its vice president for product management.
Google has stepped up its local language focus as new internet users in India access it for vernacular language content.
A spokesperson of the social media giant said Facebook is grateful to the Indian government for giving it an opportunity to address concerns.
Expect recommendations of the Srikrishna committee by June on data protection law: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Talking about the much awaited data protection law, he said: “I want the data protection law to set a standard for the world since India is becoming a strong digital power in the world.”
The company is giving consumers the choice to see how much personal data it stores along with the option of “taking it down”, Anandan said.
While arguing that restricting data flowing across borders would risk a country’s global competitiveness and economic growth, they said such a move would also not necessarily ensure data protection.
The move, in line with the anti-immigration stance of the Trump administration, will result in upheaval for many of those families.
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