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Break Free From Data Colonialism

A new form of colonialism is spreading fast in the age of Big Data, and the government must take strong measures to counter it.

Economic liberalisation, globalisation and Information Technology (IT) are intertwined in our minds as all three took place simultaneously in India in the early 1990s, doing away with the infamous Licence Raj that used to control the country's economy. But our policymakers need to appreciate that all three have different nuances and have to be examined in isolation.

Economic liberalisation should be further pursued by national consensus

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