The government on Monday made it clear that it  was unwilling to tolerate any deviation from norms for e-commerce as it vowed to protect the interests of small businesses, while indicating that concerns related to data flow would be addressed. 
During a meeting with IT companies, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal told industry representatives that their concerns will be addressed and many of the apprehensions were unfounded. The minister suggested that the government will seek to push an early introduction of the data protection bill in Parliament so that there was no confusion over India's stance.
But in several instances, officials said, the concerns of foreign players have already been addressed. For instance, it was pointed out that 117 of the 124 companies were complying with RBI norms on data storage and the remaining seven had given a road map to comply with the regulation.