Chinese-owned ByteDance, which owns social media apps TikTok and Helo, on Sunday introduced plans to set up a data centre in India.
A committee led by Justice B N Srikrishna launched a draft Data Protection Bill practically a 12 months in the past that mandates some sorts of data of Indian residents to be saved in India.
Against that backdrop, the federal government has been involved about TikTok’s speedy progress. On Wednesday, the Electronics and Information Technology ministry despatched the platform 24 questions. Along with questions relating to “anti-national activities” on the platform, the federal government requested the corporate about the kind of data it collects and shares with third events. The deadline for a response is July 22
“As a global technology company committed to creating truly local products, we’re keen to also be at the forefront of change. India is one of our strongest markets…,” mentioned ByteDance’s Sunday assertion. It added that up to now, they retailer data of Indian customers at third-party data centres within the United States and Singapore.