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India's new data protection bill gets Big Tech, startup support

Modi administration is likely to pass long-delayed legislation

India eased data localization requirements in its latest data protection bill in hopes of winning support from tech companies.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- After protracted efforts that stretched over four years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government looks likely to win parliamentary approval for its personal data protection legislation.

A compromise bill put forth by the government tries to strike a balance between protecting data privacy and avoiding an onerous burden on businesses. The business sector has signaled its support.

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