Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Amex, others plan to fight data localisation plans3 min read . Updated: 18 Aug 2018, 04:16 PM IST
Companies likely to approach PMO, pitch the issue as trade concern
New Delhi: US technology giants plan to intensify lobbying efforts against data localisation requirements, which they say will undermine their growth ambitions in India, sources told Reuters. US trade groups, representing companies such as Facebook, Amazon, American Express and Microsoft, have opposed the 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 domestic market, where the companies currently have limited data storage.
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