The Government of India's Committee of Experts is set to begin deliberations on how best to create a data protection framework for the nation's 1.3 billion citizens. At the same time, the country needs to "weigh the practical realities of the need to spur economic growth in the sixth-largest economy in the world," writes Shaundra Watson, CIPP/US, director of policy for BSA, The Software Alliance. "As the expert committee embarks on this journey, its approach to important issues related to the scope of personal data, the legal bases for processing data, and the need to facilitate cross-border data transfers will shape India's future — and the global economy — for years to come." In this post for Privacy Perspectives, Watson lays out comments provided by BSA to the committee and highlights the three key issues to be considered when balancing citizen privacy with economic development.
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