Why is the free trade agreement between India and the EU not accelerating when it has been in talks for a long time? Discuss mutual concerns and the rest of their journey. Another problem that hinders trade negotiations has been that the EU does not grant India a „secure“ certification – a condition that facilitates the cross-border transfer of personal data that is essential for a number of services provided by companies, particularly in the information technology sector. India does not yet have a stand-alone data protection law and the state has recently made great efforts to create a false dichotomy between development and privacy in Supreme Court hearings on privacy rights, including the (unsuccessful) argument that privacy is an elitist concern. On the other hand, the EU is commendably at the forefront of protecting citizens` rights when it comes to what happens to its data on the internet. This will not be an easy task for the government – whose privacy management can at best be described as flippant (there was a sense that the government`s ambiguity about its position on privacy, which was evident at the close of the hearings in this case, was a face-preserving measure, which was taken to respond to the flood of public opinion, and then to the ruling of the Supreme Court itself) – adapt their laws to a standard required by the EU to obtain the corresponding certification. It would certainly be a bullet in the arm of consumer rights and data protection standards in the digital age for India to introduce and enforce strict standards of data processing, a result in itself desirable. „A new interest in the bilateral free trade agreement is presented with the adoption of the European Council and the European Commission by a new management. This could translate into the refoundation of the discussions,“ the source, who was aware of the meeting`s agenda, told BusinessLine. That the discussions on the negotiation of the trade pact between India and the European Union, the large-scale trade and investment agreement (BTIA), at the 14th India-EU summit which was denied on the 6th This is in particular a sign that both sides continue to recalibrate their negotiating power and their understanding of their relative positions on the international scene. Nevertheless, there are some important positive results from these interactions, which go beyond mere trade. The mere fact that the two sides are talking to each other and cooperating in several areas is significant.