Quartz: India’s Plan to Host Data Locally is Extremely Challenging—and Pretty Pointless

Posted on 10th August 2018

Access Partnership’s Senior Policy Analyst Logan Finucan spoke to Quartz on India’s plan to host citizens’ data locally:

“While the (Srikrishna) committee has proposed many sensible things in its framework, data localisation is not one of them,” said Logan Finucan, senior policy analyst with consulting firm Access Partnership. “It has envisioned an awkward system for cross-border data transfers that will do little to protect privacy but will raise costs for digital products and services. Not just foreign companies (will) pay this price, but (even) Indian citizens and companies who use global services.”

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