Indian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said Parliament will finalize the Personal Data Protection Bill "very soon," The Economic Times reports. Prasad noted India's standing as a "big centre of the data economy" is a leading factor in the upcoming passage of the PDPB. Reports of finalization come as the Joint Parliamentary Committee examining the bill is grappling with whether to exclude non-personal data from the legislation. Also, Google is arguing against data localization provisions in a final bill.
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