[Ed Note: The following post is part of the TLF Editorial Board Test 2020-21. It has been authored by Manasvin Andra, a fourth year student of NALSAR University of Law.]
Data localisation laws have been on the rise in recent years. Since Edward Snowden’s revelations regarding the National Security Agency’s PRISM program, states have begun associating informational security with the need to retain data within their territories. The list of countries insisting on data localisation is long, including Brazil, Germany, Russia and South Korea. India is also on the path to adopting localisation norms, primarily through the revised Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019.