EXAMINING CLOUD COMPUTING IN INDIA THROUGH THE LENS OF COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE LEGAL REGIME IN SINGAPORE AND SOUTH KOREA
The age of information and the reach of various business organisations have made it necessary for every business to hold extensive and efficient cloud computing facilities to retain its business secrets as well as access to work worldwide. India aspires to be a global cloud hub, however, the absence of an effective regulatory framework continues to be an impediment. Cloud’s growth and adoption in India has been ‘hazy’ due to the absence of data protection laws and cloud guidelines in the country. Considering this, an attempt to evaluate the existing cloud computing regulatory framework in India is undertaken through a comparative study of two jurisdictions in Asia- South Korea and Singapore. The paper begins by introducing the concept and importance of cloud computing. Further, the paper explores the usage and implementation of cloud computing laws in South Korea and Singapore which have emerged as the front-runners in cloud digital technology. Finally, the paper engages in an attempt to refine and comprehend the shortcomings of the Indian cloud laws through the cloud computing laws and initiatives of Singapore and South Korea, and attempts to make recommendations in this regard.