Some of the "blunt strategies" proposed in India's Non-Personal Data Report could harm Indians, isolate Indian companies from their global counterparts, and lead other countries to "retaliate" with similar “data nationalisation” measures that would be counterproductive to India’ interests", Mozilla said in its comments to the non-personal data report by MEITY's committee of experts. While the report focuses on enabling access to data for the Indian government and businesses, "ensuring the privacy and security of this data is merely noted as an afterthought in most instances". Before setting a framework for non-personal data, the government should prioritise the passage of a strong data protection law, accompanied by reform of government surveillance. "Ultimately, a maximalist focus on boosting domestic industry could hurt the very businesses it is meant to serve, while limiting competition, and diminishing the choices of users. These impacts…
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