Tech giants such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon are said to be nervously awaiting the new Indian data-privacy laws being drafted by BN Srikrishna, whose recommendations carry considerable weight in one of the world’s biggest silicon-chip economies.

The bill, which is will be sent by Mr. Srikrishna’s committee to the government this week, is expected to define “fair use”, whether tech companies will be allowed to do cross-border data transfers, and how to enforce accountability and penalties for violations. It will also establish rules on how users can access and control their own data.

Mr. Srikrishna added that India does not have a culture of privacy, and the biggest challenge is not drawing up the laws, but enforcing them.

Source: Business Times

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