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Amazon to Save Data in India, China Slows Down et al.

Professor of Financial Economics and Part-time Value Investor, Transfin.
Aug 14, 2018 2:56 PM 2 min read

Amazon to Save Data in India, China Slows Down et al.

Editor's Comment: Government asks Amazon to set up servers in India to protect consumer's personal data. India is currently developing a data protection framework based on recommendations from Justice B N Srikrishna-led committee. Government also in talks with Google, Facebook and WhatsApp on this issue.


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