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On Data Privacy, India Charts Its Own Path

A new law would give the country’s 1.3 billion people more power over data collected by companies but allow the government to exempt itself from the rules.

The legislation, which is set to be introduced in Parliament this week after more than a year of discussion, builds on Europe’s recently enacted privacy protections that gave residents there the ability to request and better control their online data. But lawyers said the bill would also move India closer to China, where the internet is tightly overseen by the government.

Source: On Data Privacy, India Charts Its Own Path – The New York Times

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