Region: India

WhatsApp Pay finally given go-ahead in India after data problems

WhatsApp has finally been given the go-ahead to launch its payments service in India, after years of delays because of data localisation rules.

09 November 2020

Non-personal data framework could harm India

Major global software providers have warned that India’s plan to regulate non-personal data could chill investment and innovation in the country, put data processors in an “impossible situation” and have effects beyond the country’s borders.

11 September 2020

Localisation prompts more Indian tech investment

In preparation for India’s upcoming localisation laws, tech companies are continuing to invest in data infrastructure in the country.

18 August 2020

WhatsApp Pay meets Indian data localisation rules

WhatsApp has received a boost in its quest to launch its payment platform in India after a Supreme Court affidavit filed last week revealed it has complied with data localisation rules, but the Indian central bank is yet to give it the go-ahead.

10 August 2020

India contemplates non-personal data law

In a unique policy proposal that suggests one of the world’s largest economies plans to boost its growth through data, a group of experts from India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology have suggested sweeping new legislation to regulate non-personal data in the country.

31 July 2020

Localisation drives Indian data centre investment

Private equity firm The Carlyle Group has bought a US$235 million stake in Indian company Nxtra Data amid a data localisation-driven uptick in demand for secure data storage.

06 July 2020

India bans TikTok over data sharing

India has blocked TikTok and multiple other Chinese apps amid geopolitical tensions and accusations that the app is mining citizens’ data.

02 July 2020

WhatsApp faces fresh Indian scrutiny over data localisation

India’s highest court has heard renewed criticism over WhatsApp’s alleged failure to comply with data localisation rules, as it prepares to roll out a payment product.

11 February 2020

Outsourcer accused of data theft

A New York company has said Indian outsourcing provider Quatrro was responsible for data theft that led to the end of its relationship with Microsoft and Google.

06 December 2019

India's data bar

16 July 2019

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