Two U.S. Senators Ask India to Soften Stance on Data Localization

Two U.S. senators have called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to soften India’s stance on data localization, warning that measures requiring it represent “key trade barriers” between the two nations. In a letter to Modi, U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Mark Warner — co-chairs of the Senate’s India caucus that comprises over 30 senators — urged India to instead adopt a “light touch” regulatory framework that would allow data to flow freely across borders.