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WhatsApp snooping: Govt pushes local data storage

Nov 28, 2019 08:58 IST

In the wake of the WhatsApp snooping controversy, the Union government is likely to push digital companies to store data of Indian users locally, the Hindustan Times has reported. This the report quoted officials as saying would have helped the administration carry out its own investigation in the incident. The mandatory data localisation rule is part of the provisions of the personal data protection law, which could be introduced for Parliament’s approval during the ongoing Winter session. Big tech companies such as Amazon and Facebook are opposed to the rule

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