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View: Nationalisation of data will destroy value for businesses, investors


A Committee of Experts led by Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan has recommended that the Indian government, through a proposed regulator called the ‘Non Personal Data Authority’, will be the final arbiter of whether the government or a private company can take proprietary “non-personal data” from any company in India.

Agencies The idea of data in silos as a restriction to competition ignores the non-exclusive nature of data generation.

In a move that reflects the Indian state’s China-envy, we’re probably at the inception of the largest exercise of state appropriation of private property in the history of independent India ...


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