Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, claimed that India may serve as an example of how open stacks can be built using systems like the UPI and Aadhaar.

Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and Alphabet, thinks that India is a prime example of how to use technological expertise and government-backed initiatives like the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and Aadhaar to build open and connected networks.

“Look at what India has accomplished with the UPI, Aadhaar, and the payments stack, and you will see the importance of having an open, connected stack that works,” Pichai said in an interview with The Economic Times. And the internet is just that. Some of the key components are having appropriate regulation that protects all of this.

Additionally, he predicts that India would be a prosperous exporter in this digital economy while also stating that he finds balance in the government of India’s current policies. Pichai added that the collaboration between Google and the Indian government will be fruitful.

The CEO of Google and Alphabet also offered his opinion on many draft laws, including the Telecom Bill, the New Data Bill, and the amendment of the IT Act. Pichai stated that governments all over the world have a responsibility to protect citizens’ security and privacy given the scope and importance of technology in today’s society.

The Data Protection Bill, Telecom Bill, and Digital India Bill are expected to be introduced in the monsoon session of Parliament, according to Ashwini Vaishnaw, minister of railways, communications, electronics, and information technology.

He declared unequivocally that the Digital India Bill and the Data Protection Bill will serve as the catalyst for building a solid framework to take full benefit of artificial intelligence (AI). On the other hand, the telecom bill will emphasize user protection.

On the sidelines of the Google for India 2022 event, the minister told reporters, “The two measures, which have been put up for consultation, should be finished by July-August. The Parliament should approve these. Vaishnaw continued by saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a clear goal for developing a thorough regulatory framework, and the entire process should be finished in 14 to 16 months.

Pichai also had meetings with Dr. S Jaishankar, the External Affairs Minister, and Prime Minister Modi when he was in India. On the occasion of Google for India 2022, he also got to know Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.