KOLKATA: India and the UK are working on protecting the security of the cyber space with regard to personal data, British High Commissioner to India Sir Domic Asquith said today.
"India has a vast repository of data, which is personal data that need to be protected. We are going to work, to collaborate with Indians for the next year or two on that area," Asquith told reporters to a question.
"Cyber security is very important if you have to develop digital economy. We are going to collaborate with Indians to make sure that security of the cyber space is protected. We have been working on that with Indians," Asquith said when asked about his response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of digital India.
Earlier at an interactive session at the 'Heritage Group of Institutions' here, he said "The UK and India have a long-standing relationship and we are looking towards partnering India in future, particularly in education, skills and entrepreneurship."
"The target action areas of UK include improvements in business environment, skill development, employment generation, energy security and developing smarter cities as engines of growth."
He said that four top universities in the world are based in Britain. "We urge the students from your country to opt for our institutions as a British education offers excellent value for money. British degree courses are more intense than many other countries, with students receiving top quality education in a shorter period which incurs far less expense than other destinations like the US."
The UK India Education and Research Initiative had in its first two phases supported over 1000 new education and research partnerships and facilitated exchange of thousands of academicians, researchers and students, the diplomat added.