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Observer Research Foundation Issues Report on India’s Proposed Data Protection Law and a Possible India-U.S. Executive Agreement Under the CLOUD Act

In a new in-depth report published by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and developed with the support of the Cross-Border Data Forum, authors Sreenidhi Srinivasan and Osho Chhel discuss the current state of play in India’s negotiations for a comprehensive data protection law that seeks to standardize how data may be collected, used and shared.  The proposed Indian law calls for localization mandates for certain types of data, in part to address the challenges faced by Indian law enforcement agencies when they attempt to obtain data stored with U.S. service providers. The report examines lessons learned from the U.S.-U.K. executive agreement developed under the CLOUD Act in an effort to evaluate the potential for a similar India-U.S. executive agreement.

For further reading, visit the Executive Summary or click here for the full report.


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