The proposal is significant as it marks a departure from the original draft of the Personal Data Protection Bill, which had recommended that copy of all personal data should be stored in the country.
Jayesh Ranjan said that the enactment of the Bill may give rise to a surge of localised data centres.
With the draft personal data protection law ready, the IT and Telecom Minister said that people are not pleased with European data protection law, and are looking the way it will shape up in India.
The 46-year-old Indian-origin CEO of Google said he believed that privacy was "one of the most important topics of our time."
Facebook has been collecting sensitive user data such as contact logs, call histories, SMS data and real-time location data to improve other features on its platform like friend suggestions.
Singapore was a distant second when it came to our data’s destination.
The bug disclosed Friday gave hundreds of apps unauthorized access to photos that could in theory include images that would embarrass some of the affected users.
Want wide consultation on draft personal data protection bill, will fast-track it: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
The draft bill moots seeking "explicit consent" for processing 'sensitive personal information' like religious or political beliefs, sexual orientation and biometric details.
Cambridge Analytica scam: Whistleblower Christopher Wylie says group worked with Indian politicians including JD(U)
Wylie said his former employer Cambridge Analytica had an Indian arm and conducted election research on behalf of some parties including the JD(U), now a BJP ally, for 'desired outcome'.
Reports suggest that even though the account is deleted, the social media giant and apps affiliated with it may still have access to personal data.
Concerns were flagged on data privacy in the wake of revelations about Cambridge Analytica’s alleged misuse of Facebook user data.
Facebook's shares were trading at about the cheapest they have been since the social network's initial public offering nearly six years ago.
Twenty were Apple employees who allegedly used the company's internal computer system to gather users' names, phone numbers, Apple IDs, and other data.