Personal critical user data should be processed only in India, a government panel said on Friday, One of other recommendations that are likely to form the basis of a new data protection Legislation.
The recommendations come in a time when there is heightened scrutiny by authorities across the world on how firms handle user information.
The Indian authorities should determine groups of sensitive personal data that are”crucial to the state having regard to strategic interests and authorities”, the panel, led by former Supreme Court of India judge B.N. Srikrishna, stated in its report.
The report was keenly awaited by global technology firms for its perspectives on data localisation.