Privacy has emerged as a critical policy element of the U.S.-India commercial relationship following the August 2017 India’s Supreme Court ruling that Indian citizens have a fundamental right to privacy. This decision will have wide-ranging implications for innovation, the digital economy and foreign investment community as India develops its privacy laws, regulations, and enforcement mechanism.
The U.S.-India Business Council’s Privacy Working Group formally convenes a cross-section of the senior executives from leading multinational companies and investors to proactively advocating for a clear and fair privacy regime in support of the U.S.-India business corridor.
This initiative provides a dedicated, streamlined structure whereby members from diverse industries can engage with the Government of India and other stakeholders as the country develops its privacy law.
The Working Group draws from expertise of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation, as well as from the knowledge of our sector leads and participating members.
The USIBC-CII Roadmap to 500 Billion initiative will identify the policies and programs needed to catalyze U.S.-India bilateral trade and provide opportunities for growth and partnership for globally-oriented U.S. and Indian firms.
The Women for Women Innovators, Social Leaders & Entrepreneurs (WISE) program seeks to improve access to funding for women-led enterprises, develop skilling initiatives, provide forums for mentoring, and advocate for women’s leadership.
Building on a successful launch at the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, USIBC will support the activities of WISE founding partners – Intel, Biocon, IBM India, and Kalaari Capital – as well as collaborating with USIBC members to develop programs and platforms to support women leaders and entrepreneurs.