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US tech firms to boost lobbying against India's push to store data locally

Technology firms worry the mandate would hurt their planned investments by raising costs related to setting up new local data centres

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Reuters  |  New Delhi 

US technology giants plan to intensify lobbying efforts against stringent Indian data localisation requirements, which they say will undermine their growth ambitions in India, sources told Reuters. US trade groups, representing companies such as Amazon, American Express and Microsoft, have opposed India's push to store data locally. That push comes amid rising global efforts to protect user data but is one that could hit planned investments by the firms in the Indian market, where the companies currently have limited data storage. The issue could further undermine already ...

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First Published: Sat, August 18 2018. 22:06 IST