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Panel wants cloud storage data localised in likely blow to big tech firms

The authorities want the information stored locally so that they can more easily get access to it when conducting investigations

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

A panel working on the Indian government's cloud computing policy wants data generated in India to be stored within the country, according to its draft report seen by Reuters, a proposal that could deal a blow to global technology giants such as Amazon and Microsoft who offer such services. It could not only raise their costs because they will need to ramp up the number and size of data storage centres in India, where power costs remain high, but at least some of those increases are likely to be passed onto customers who include everyone from small start-ups to large Indian ...

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First Published: Sat, August 04 2018. 16:13 IST