In this instalment of ‘The Small Print’, Dr Param Shah, Director FICCI (UK) shares his thoughts of SaaS start-ups in India, their triumphs, and challenges and how they can overcome these.
An exclusive interview with Julian David, CEO, techUK on the UK-India tech partnership, future of work, addressing the skills gap, data security and more.
Industry revenue forecast to grow to $4.5 billion by 2024 and attract fresh investments due to growing demand of IoT/connected devices and Digital India initiatives.
Recent media reports that Chinese mobile phone giant Xiaomi has been sending users’ data to China for analysis has brought the issue of privacy and the security of users’ data into sharp focus.
An expert explains how a new tech repository enables targeted search of India’s technology capabilities which will open gates for innovation and collaboration across industry and academia. Highlights: As India aspires to become a trillion-dollar digital economy, enhancing cyber security measures becomes a key national priority. Tech Sagar is a repository featuring 4000+ entities from Industry, Academia and Research, providing a country-level view of India’s cyber competencies. The initiative enables the Government to assess the country-level readiness on strategic technologies [...]
India’s Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 defines who owns the data, who can use it and under what circumstances. Though US tech companies are unlikely to welcome some of its provisions on data localisation, it will prevent data colonisation in line with the broad global consensus on the issue. Highlights: The Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill currently under deliberation is set to legislate rules and requirements on data sovereignty. According to the bill, sensitive data relations financial status, health, sexual [...]
The recent WhatsApp controversy and the Indian government’s reaction highlights that India aspires to be a rule maker not a rule taker in this new high-stakes game, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. Highlights: The hacking of WhatsApp via the Pegasus software has raised concerns on data security. There is an overwhelming need to handle data responsibly. India has been at the forefront of the global campaign to create a responsible environment for data security and storage. As [...]
Whilst fixated on the ongoing national elections, India must not take its eye off Chinese tech giant Xiaomi as it makes an aggressive march to capture the huge market (and maybe even data!), writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Xiaomi has just invested half a billion dollars in India. That’s a ringing endorsement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India initiative. This massive investment is expected to help it fight the challenge from Samsung, which has launched [...]
India’s Draft E-Commerce Policy has set off a fierce debate in India about discounts, control and, most importantly, data security. The Indian government is reworking the Draft E-commerce Policy it had released earlier following criticism mainly from foreign players and several independent analysts. In particular, the draft drew criticism for its alleged bias in favour of protectionism and for making the domestic RuPay card, promoted by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the mandatory payments gateway. It had also [...]