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Govt asks Amazon to set up local data servers, says report

Govt asks Amazon to set up local data servers, says report

Govt asks Amazon to set up local data servers, says report
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By CNBC-TV18 Aug 14, 2018 8:58:50 AM IST (Published)

The Centre has asked e-commerce giant Amazon to begin work towards setting up of local servers to check unrestricted data migration without the consent of users, the Times of India reported.

The Centre has asked e-commerce giant Amazon to begin work towards setting up of local servers to check unrestricted data migration without the consent of users, the Times of India reported.

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Once the process is complete, the company will be forced to retain vast amounts of user data, generated by millions on the platform, within the country, which will increase the operational costs of the company, the report said.
“Localisation of servers in India and having an element of consent of Indians is important for usage (analytics) of the data,” the report quoted IT and Communication Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad as saying. Prasad said he had conveyed the message to the Amazon’s India leadership.
A questionnaire sent by The Times of India to Amazon India remained unanswered.
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