Region: India

India contemplates non-personal data law

In a unique policy proposal that suggests one of the world’s largest economies plans to boost its growth through data, a group of experts from India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology have suggested sweeping new legislation to regulate non-personal data in the country.

31 July 2020

Localisation drives Indian data centre investment

Private equity firm The Carlyle Group has bought a US$235 million stake in Indian company Nxtra Data amid a data localisation-driven uptick in demand for secure data storage.

06 July 2020

India bans TikTok over data sharing

India has blocked TikTok and multiple other Chinese apps amid geopolitical tensions and accusations that the app is mining citizens’ data.

02 July 2020

WhatsApp faces fresh Indian scrutiny over data localisation

India’s highest court has heard renewed criticism over WhatsApp’s alleged failure to comply with data localisation rules, as it prepares to roll out a payment product.

11 February 2020

Outsourcer accused of data theft

A New York company has said Indian outsourcing provider Quatrro was responsible for data theft that led to the end of its relationship with Microsoft and Google.

06 December 2019

India's data bar

16 July 2019

Delicately poised

India’s flirtation with data localisation rules has many worried. The country is considered a leader of the developing world, and observers fret that where it goes, others will follow.

14 May 2019

WhatsApp accused of flouting India localisation rules

India’s central bank has complained to the country’s Supreme Court that WhatsApp has yet to comply with its data localisation directive, despite assurances by the Facebook-owned messaging application that it had done so by the October deadline.

01 April 2019

Indian e-commerce policy proposes localisation rules

Indian policymakers are considering blocking Indian citizen data sharing abroad in a bid to get companies to relocate key functions to the country.

28 February 2019

Cybersecurity incidents up by two thirds

The number of major cybersecurity incidents has risen by nearly two-thirds in the past three years, according to a Linklaters analysis of think tank data.

14 January 2019

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