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Issue Brief May 8, 2023
Bangladesh draft data protection act 2023: Potential and pitfalls
By Christabel Randolph
The Bangladesh government’s updated draft data protection bill is a welcome revision of its 2022 attempt to address the country’s lack of a comprehensive data protection law, but there is still room for constructive change to heighten regulatory certainty.
Issue Brief May 4, 2023
India’s personal data protection act and the politics of digital governance
By Stephen Weymouth
The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill of 2022 aims to balance the interests of Indian consumers seeking enhanced privacy and data security against the business need for unconstrained data flows.
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US-India trade initiative
The latest on US-India Trade Initiative
The Atlantic Council’s US-India trade initiative seeks to facilitate lasting, meaningful economic engagement between both countries and complement efforts by the US Government to strengthen the broader US-India relationship and vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific.
Issue Brief Apr 19, 2022
E-commerce policy for a new digital India
By Anand Raghuraman
As India looks to revise its e-commerce frameworks, policymakers in Delhi have a unique opportunity to articulate core principles and processes that can deliver practical, inclusive, and durable policy solutions.
SouthAsiaSource Jun 15, 2023
Bangladesh election 2024: What role will India play?
By Ali Riaz
As Bangladesh prepares for its 2024 election, the spotlight is on India’s role in determining the country’s democratic future, amid growing pressure from the United States.