The official app of India PM Narendra Modi available for Android phones. Allegations that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official smartphone app is shipping Indians' personal data to servers abroad morphed into a political scandal in a country where privacy rules are weak and the data mining runs rampant. Photo: SCMP

India panel wants localisation of cloud storage data in possible blow to big tech firms such as Amazon

The policy will be the latest in a series of proposals that seek to spur data localisation in India as the government finalises an overarching data protection law

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The official app of India PM Narendra Modi available for Android phones. Allegations that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official smartphone app is shipping Indians' personal data to servers abroad morphed into a political scandal in a country where privacy rules are weak and the data mining runs rampant. Photo: SCMP
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