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Payment data has to be stored in India, says RBI in clarification

Global payment firms have expressed concerns about the RBI's April directive and the issue is believed to have been on the agenda of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit

Business practices of big-data firms have been under the government scanner in the recent past

BS Web Team | PTI New Delhi
Data on payments has to be stored in systems located "only in India" and data processed abroad has to be brought back to the country within 24 hours, said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday, clarifying rules it had issued in April.

The central bank published a 'Frequently Asked Questions' clarification about its data localisation rules which have been opposed by American and Indian companies. 

The central bank said Payment System Operators (PSO) can process transactions outside India, but "the data should be deleted from the systems abroad and brought back to India not later than the one

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First Published: Jun 26 2019 | 6:19 PM IST

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