January 20, 2022

NEW DELHI – Today, global tech trade association the Information Technology Industry Council released the following statement on the U.S.-India Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Working Group Meeting: Intersessional Business to Government Session (B2G), where its Senior Vice President of Policy and General Counsel, John Miller, spoke on behalf of industry regarding India’s Personal Data Protection Bill.

“We are encouraged that the U.S.-India ICT dialogue has resumed after a gap of two years, as it opens up an important channel of communication that can advance the U.S.-India digital partnership,” said Kumar Deep, ITI’s Country Manager, India. “ITI appreciates the opportunity to participate and discuss issues regarding India’s Personal Data Protection Bill, including its impact on cross-border data flows and new proposed compliance and regulatory provisions that will have far-reaching implications on the digital economy in India and around the globe. Building on this dialogue, we ask the government to hold a wider stakeholder consultation before the revised data protection bill is introduced in parliament. There are several novel proposals which have been suggested by the joint parliamentary committee which require further deliberation and input from impacted stakeholders. We look forward to continuing to constructively work with government of India to ensure an innovation-friendly and robust privacy policy for India.”

Public Policy Tags: Data & Privacy