Established in August 1981, ICRIER is an autonomous, policy-oriented, not-for-profit, economic policy think tank. ICRIER's main focus is to enhance the knowledge content of policymaking by undertaking analytical research that is targeted at informing India's policy
makers and also at improving the interface with the global economy. ICRIER's office is located in the institutional complex of India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
While the rapid increase in data flows has contributed to growth and socio-economic transformations, it has also amplified policy questions related to anti-trust conduct, inequality, privacy, data security and surveillance. This report builds on the recent literature on data localisation to provide a reflective view on the economic implications of the existing and proposed localisation measures in India.