Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps against ‘data colonisation’, especially by global corporations, stating that the Indian data must be owned by Indians.
Invoking Mahatma Gandhi’s movement against political colonisation, India now needs a new movement against data colonisation. 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.
In this new world, data is the new wealth. India’s data must be controlled and owned by Indian people and not by corporate, especially global corporations, He said.
He further added, 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 that the Honorable Prime Minister sure will make this one of the principal goals of your digital India mission