Pichai Envisions India and the US to Lead Data Privacy Standardization
In the recent India Ideas Summit of US India Business Council (USIBC), Sundar Pichai talked about the advent in technology in India due to the Make in India and Digital India initiative. He noted that the growth in manufacturing industry from 2004 wherein there were just 2 local Indian manufacturers making cellular devices to over 200 manufacturers in recent times. Pichai also put forth the potential of Indian market for upcoming products stating that it has grown to such an extent that it allows them to develop products based on Indian market needs which could be popular globally.He also spoke of how digital payment products of Google were initiated based on Indian markets considering India’s move to Digital India.
Pichai, who received the Global Leadership Award from the USIBC, envisioned India to be the builder of products and services in long run to serve the rest of the world. He also announced three goals that will form the basis of Google services in India. The three goals are: Making internet work for more Indians; making Google’s products relevant to Indians; and taking the best of India to the rest of the world. With this vision, Pichai looks forward to addressing one of the issues in free flow of digital trade, i.e. privacy. He foresees that India and US can lead in formulating privacy standards to significantly augment digital trade. This initiative will let users have choice, control and transparency and industries to have accountability for data privacy. This serves the conjoined purpose of both the nations to provide safe and open internet which shows sufficient shared values of both the countries to collaborate to lead in privacy frameworks.