India May Require Google, Internet Companies to Store Data Within the Country

India May Require Google, Internet Companies to Store Data Within the Country

Sources have said that the data protection committee led by BN Srikrishna may require internet companies such as Google to store the data of Indian citizens within the country.

However, the mandate may be restricted to include only sensitive personal information. It was also rumored that a few members of the committee had dissented and pushed for the free flow of data in order to preserve the competitive advantage of the country’s $135-billion software exports industry.

According to the white paper released by the committee, storing the data locally will also help law enforcement agencies in their efforts against counter terrorism and protecting national security.

Source: Economic Times India

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