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India's tech industry up in arms over proposed data privacy law

Critics say bill will hit small companies and gives government too much power

E-commerce, social media, banking, finance, insurance and health care companies would be the most affected by the Personal Data Protection Bill. (Nikkei montage)

BANGALORE -- Proposed rules to regulate the way companies handle customers' personal data has received a mixed response from India's private sector, with some businesses praising it as necessary to protect privacy and others complaining that it will adversely impact their operations.

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