Global data protection represents a challenge for governments when it comes to exercising control over data and preventing abuses by companies that exploit this valuable resource to the detriment of consumers. It is known that big tech They are companies that use large amounts of data for the benefit of their operations. Among these is Amazon, which in this case, according to Reuters, has refused to appear in front of the Indian Parliament.
In principle, the US company had been cited coincidentally on the date on which it was planned to review the privacy regulation. Incidentally, their representatives claimed that the absence was due to a misunderstanding. The reason the company was cited is because it does business in India, which was asserted by Meenakshi Lekhi, head of the parliamentary panel that is reviewing data privacy regulation.
Amazon's statement read: "The inability of our experts to travel from other countries, given the travel restrictions due to the pandemic, made them unable to testify before parliament, which led to misunderstanding.