Data localisation and digital nationalism are the need of the hour, the Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) said in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India Today reported. According to the Economic Times, SJM's national co-convenor Ashwini Mahajan stated this while calling for support and promotion of Indian alternatives of payment gateways, social media platforms, and service aggregators. The SJM, an affiliate of RSS, also assured Modi that it will play a "positive role in ensuring that data localisation, data nationalism and data sovereignty become reality very quickly", as per India Today. In SJM's recent Rashtriya Sabha held in Haridwar, the group passed a resolution for ensuring sovereignty of data, data localisation, and digital nationalism, the letter said, per India Today. In the letter, Mahajan described data generated in the country as a "national asset", that it should be conserved…
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