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India’s government has withdrawn the Personal Data Protection Bill after more than three years of debate about its impact on the country’s data landscape – but a new framework may soon be released.
04 August 2022
International associations representing major global tech companies have expressed concerns over provisions in India’s draft data protection law relating to data localisation and the inclusion of non-personal data, citing concerns that these could hinder innovation and foreign investment.
03 March 2022
India’s top court has ordered an independent investigation into the state’s alleged use of Pegasus spyware technology following reports that it had been used to target politicians, journalists and activists.
28 October 2021
26 April 2021
Weak data protection rules in eight major economies are hurting US drug development companies, according to a major trade association of intellectual property owners.
29 January 2021
GDR rounds up key news from the Asia-Pacific region that you might have missed over the holidays.
07 January 2021
WhatsApp has finally been given the go-ahead to launch its payments service in India, after years of delays because of data localisation rules.
09 November 2020
Major global software providers have warned that India’s plan to regulate non-personal data could chill investment and innovation in the country, put data processors in an “impossible situation” and have effects beyond the country’s borders.
11 September 2020
In preparation for India’s upcoming localisation laws, tech companies are continuing to invest in data infrastructure in the country.
18 August 2020
WhatsApp has received a boost in its quest to launch its payment platform in India after a Supreme Court affidavit filed last week revealed it has complied with data localisation rules, but the Indian central bank is yet to give it the go-ahead.
10 August 2020
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