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Xiaomi will migrate all India data to local servers; VMWare fine with localisation

Chinese phone manufacturer Xiaomi is migrating its Indian data to "highly secure" cloud services Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, from its current servers in the US and Singapore. The company said that the migration would be across Xiaomi's services — its e-commerce platform, Mi TV, Mi Coud, MIUI and Mi Community. According to the company, all new Indian user data since July is already stored in servers within India, and all existing data will be fully migrated to servers in India by mid-September 2018. The company says that localisation will increase access speed. The company touts its move toward localisation as a "step towards data security and privacy". Manu Jain, Vice President of Xiaomi and Managing Director at Xiaomi India said, "With the data stored locally and encrypted end to end, users will be able to enjoy greater access speeds.” VMWare fine with localisation If a localisation requirement were passed with the data protection law, enterprise software company VMWare would be ready to comply, its COO of customer operations Sanjay Poonen said in Las Vegas. "We don't go into a country with the idea of taking advantage of local laws. In general, we have to watch them and conform to them," Poonen told IANS. "We can operate in the region with data being kept there and not exported. We will be happy to provide the government with the information they seek," another executive said. Conflicting policy on data localisation The draft Data Protection Bill 2018, which was submitted…

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