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In India, where caste, sex, religion and colour-based discrimination is so common, genetic discrimination can be another ticking bomb.
Indian judiciary needs to walk out of Middle Ages to become a 21st century democratic institution. But it won’t until we are stuck with poor data.
Facebook is a doorway into minds of Americans. Mark Zuckerberg left that door wide open for Cambridge Analytica, Russians, and who knows how many others.
Democracy is not only about individual voice or decision-making by majority, it is just as much about limiting the power of individuals.
India has been the most vocal supporter for data localisation, promoting its own regulation as 'a template for the developing world'.
Facebook said the value of data does't come from 'hoarding' or trading it, and pitched for a structure that respected an individual's rights over their information.
Every problem in the labour market can’t be attributed to the lack of data. It’s become a predictable and false diversion.
No other country enjoys the structural advantages that India possesses. So, it can create a multilateral platform for inter-governmental data mediation.
The government’s administrative architecture must be designed in such a way that the burden on Indians to provide data to multiple agencies is reduced.
To address strategic concerns, Narendra Modi government can create a whitelist of countries that can be trusted to store and process Indian data.