India's Data Protection Law

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In the days following India’s currency demonetization, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) stopped publishing raw transactional trade data of every product being imported and exported by India. The trade database was public and provided market intelligence for traders and businesses.

As India debates data protection and information security, this database shutdown provides insights on issues of transparency, privacy, national security, ownership and security of data controlled by various government departments.