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ByteDance to open a data centre in India

ByteDance, the Chinese firm that owns Helo and video sharing app TikTok, has announced that it plans to establish a data centre in India that will store Indian users’ data locally. This comes at the heels of growing political rancour against the Chinese firm-owned app TikTok for its alleged data sharing practices. Thus far, the company had stored the data of Indian users in US and Singapore. ByteDance claims that TikTok has 120 million monthly active users (MAUs) in India, while Helo has about 20 million. Tick tock goes the Indian political clock on TikTok On July 17, MeitY’s Cyber Laws and e-Security wing issued a notice to TikTok and Helo, asking them to respond to concerns that they were being used to commit anti-India and unlawful activities. These notices were sent in response to RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch’s…

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