Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Wednesday mentioned on a spread of points together with knowledge sovereignty and Digital India with Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Speaking to reporters right here after his assembly with Nadella, IT Minister Prasad stated that it was a courtesy assembly which went “very good”.
“We talked on issue of data sovereignty which is a work in progress,” he stated, including that Digital India was additionally mentioned amongst a number of points within the IT section.
Data sovereignty and knowledge localisation have been main topics of debate with the federal government having launched the Personal Data Protection Bill within the Parliament final 12 months.
Although the invoice permits the switch of private knowledge exterior India, whereas transferring “sensitive” private knowledge exterior the nation a replica should be stored within the nation. Data processing or gathering entities will, nevertheless, be barred from transferring “critical” private knowledge exterior the nation.
Data sovereignty and localisation have been a matter of concern and main expertise corporations that are largely primarily based out of India and retailer knowledge exterior the nation.
The minister additionally instructed the media that he has provided the Microsoft Corporation CEO to undertake few villages within the nation and rework them into digital villages in step with the federal government’s goal of building one lakh digital villages.
“We discussed a whole range of issues on IT, particularly i have offered to him… We have to establish one lakh digital villages. He can consider adopting some of these digital villages and mentoring it to become a beacon for others to follow,” he stated.