India plans to seek adequacy status with the European Union, the Economic Times reports. The country will make its push to align itself with the EU General Data Protection Regulation once its Personal Data Protection Bill is finalized and passed, according to two sources close to the matter. Trilegal Partner Nikhil Narendran said the additional compliance requirements will increase costs; however, adequacy with the EU will help India’s digital standing in the long run. “Adequacy gives EU companies comfort in sending data to India. It provides automatic compliance and helps [bolster] IT offshoring capability of Indian companies,” Narendran said.
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