India Considers Sweeping GDPR-Style Curbs for Online Data

A draft of a sweeping data privacy bill has been submitted to India’s government that, if enacted, will restrict the transfer and storage of information on more than 1 billion people by global technology corporations from Facebook Inc. to Google.

A committee chaired by government-appointed Justice B.N. Srikrishna formally put forth a draft Personal Data Bill 2018 on Friday. Broadly, it recommends foreign companies such as Apple Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. store information locally, and proposes stringent penalties for flouting tighter rules governing how personal data is handled.

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