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Warren Buffett to Invest in Paytm, Data Privacy for Investor et al.

Professor of Financial Economics and Part-time Value Investor, Transfin.
Aug 27, 2018 12:35 PM 2 min read

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Editor's Comment: SEBI working on a special policy to ensure data privacy for investors. The regulator is in the process of developing standard procedures for sharing and storing investor data among intermediaries and third parties, as increasing data privacy queries arise.


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