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BJP IT cell co-Convener wants all online companies to set up servers in India

The national co-convenor of BJP's IT cell Vinit Goenka believes that online companies need to store data of Indians in servers within the country for security and data sovereignty. In a blog post, Goenka notes that many countries have changed their IT laws keeping developments such as cloud computing in mind and made it mandatory for companies to store customer data within the country the customer resides in. He says that India also needs to consider such a legislation. The main points he raises are: - He claims that the police in India cannot track people who send "illegal data" unless they receive a complaint, but this could change if companies set up their server in India. - He also raises questions about all the data that e-commerce companies collects and wonders why they are not stored in India. He also…

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