Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps against ‘data colonization’, especially by global corporations, stating that Indian data must be owned by Indians.
“Gandhiji led India’s movement against political colonisation. Today, we have to collectively launch a new movement against data colonisation,” he said here at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit.
He further said, “For India to succeed in this data-driven revolution, we will have to migrate the control and ownership of Indian data back to India. In other words, give Indian wealth back to every Indian.”
Stating that the “entire world has come to recognise” Modi “as a man of action”, Ambani said, “Honorable Prime Minister, am sure you will make this one of the principal goals of your digital India mission.”