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India Supports Digitisation But Won’t Compromise on Data Integrity: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Prasad also highlighted the exponential growth in mobile manufacturing in the country, backed by the rising base of smartphone users and internet penetration.

Union Information Technology (IT) and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said that India is in the process of finalising data protection law.

The minister, however,  added that India supports digitisation but without making any compromise on data integrity.

He also highlighted the exponential growth in mobile manufacturing in the country, backed by the rising base of smartphone users and internet penetration.

“India’s mobile story is finding global resonance,” Prasad said while speaking at the inaugural session of India Mobile Congress 2018.

The minister said that the Indian market represented a large footfall for social media companies like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter.

Stating that Indians have appetite for content in local languages, Prasad said that more and more solutions need to be focused on regional languages.

He emphasised that India needs technology that “finds a connect with the common man”. – India Tv News

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