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amazon, american express & microsoft oppose india's data localisation plans




us technology giants plan to intensify lobbying efforts against stringent indian data localisation requirements, which they say will undermine their growth ambitions in india, sources told reuters. us trade groups, representing companies such as amazon, american express and microsoft, have opposed i...



from facebook to amazon, global majors seek us help on rbi data norms




major us multinationals operating in india have sought the help of the us treasury to ensure that strict local data storage norms of the reserve bank of india (rbi) are watered down. highly-placed sources said companies like visa, mastercard, american express, paypal, google, facebook, microsoft and...



govt asks amazon india to set up server to protect cusotmers' personal data




the government has asked american e-commerce major amazon to set up a server in india as it looks to prevent unbridled migration of the personal data of customers. recently, electronics and information technology minister ravi shankar prasad (pictured) conveyed this to amazon india head amit agarwal...



govt asks amazon india to set up server to protect customers' personal data




the government has asked american e-commerce major amazon to set up a server in india as it looks to prevent unbridled migration of the personal data of customers. recently, electronics and information technology minister ravi shankar prasad (pictured) conveyed this to amazon india head amit agarwal...



rbi financial data storage circular to affect global firms the most




the reserve bank of india (rbi) directive to compel the storing of users’ financial transactions data within this country’s geographic boundaries has put payment companies in a quandary. there is ambiguity on who would come under the regulations and what types of data need to be so stored in the...



panel wants cloud storage data localised in likely blow to big tech firms




a panel working on the indian government's cloud computing policy wants data generated in india to be stored within the country, according to its draft report seen by reuters, a proposal that could deal a blow to global technology giants such as amazon and microsoft who offer such services. it could...



foreign payment firms can keep copies of customer data in india, says govt




foreign payment firms could keep copies of customer data in india while retaining offshore storage operations, the government said, as a way to resolve a row with mastercard, visa and american express over the localisation of such information. a decision by india's central bank in april that all pay...



accountability not localisation will solve data privacy concern: dsci




even as global technology platforms are dealing with user data privacy concerns and indian payment companies are trying to make sense of rbi’s guidelines to store transaction data in the country, data security council of india (dsci) maintains that rather than localisation it is accountability of ...



pay an american express bill just by talking to alexa




with amazon's alexa getting smarter every day, soon enough you won't have to do much yourself. american express is the latest company to tap into the virtual assistant's skills, allowing customers to use voice commands to check their account balance, review recent charges or make a payment. alexa de...



srikrishna committee trying for consensus on data localisation




the extent to which localisation should be mandated for storing data has divided members of the b n srikrishna-led panel on the issue of data protection. it is likely to meet at least a couple of times more to arrive at a consensus. “all committee members have to go through each aspect. the report...



indigo says it has no interest in domestic operations of air india




indigo, india’s largest airline, has pulled out of the race for air india, dealing a blow to the government’s disinvestment plans. indigo was the only airline that had officially expressed an interest to buy the state-owned carrier. indigo said it was pulling out as it was not interested in taki...



air india privatisation: indigo walks out of race for domestic operations




indigo, india’s largest airline, has pulled out of the race for air india, dealing a blow to the government’s disinvestment plans. indigo was the only airline that had officially expressed an interest to buy the state-owned carrier. indigo said it was pulling out as it was not interested in taki...



supreme court will hear challenge to microsoft's data privacy case




a new york district court and the doj contend that companies, not users, own data stored abroad -- in this case, email held in an irish data center. as such, any warrant targeting an american company would be considered a domestic request and wouldn't have to face extra scrutiny.both microsoft and t...



the negatives of data localisation




the reserve bank of india (rbi) recently mandated that payment companies physically store indian citizens’ payment data in india. companies will have six months to comply. the rbi's aim is to protect the sensitive financial information of indian citizens. local indian players are hailing the move ...



apple the only us tech giant to announce plans to spend overseas cash




apple is the only large us tech company to announce plans to repatriate and spend the cash currently held overseas …the wsj reports that microsoft, alphabet and amazon have all said that it’s business as usual.the five largest u.s. technology companies by market value combined hold nearly $500 ...



irish sun - amazon gets approval for data centre in dublin




the ecommerce giant secured planning permission for the first phase of its plans the company is planning to construct a 1 billion euros data centre in north-west dublinamazon already has a number of data centers in dublindublin, ireland - the world’s largest ecommerce giant, amazon has reportedly ...



microsoft and amazon show cortana and alexa can talk to each other, at least on




microsoft and amazon's integration of their digital personal assistants is getting closer, the companies demonstrated at a microsoft technology conference monday, though they still don't have a date for public availability. microsoft's artificial intelligence assistant cortana spoke through the amaz...



microsoft, walmart enter multi-year ai deal to take on amazon




walmart and microsoft have struck a new partnership and they’re very clear about why: to take on amazon. the two companies announced a five-year deal today, one that revolves around microsoft’s artificial intelligence technologies and the ways they can help walmart retail stores. this follows a ...



amazon buys up swedish domain in hint at future plans




file photo of an amazon warehouse. photo: ted s. warren/ap/tt only a few days after it was announced that amazon is to establish three data centres in sweden, it has now emerged that the american e-commerce and computing giant has quietly purchased the rights to a key swedish domain name. the "amazo...



india may tell companies to store cloud data inside the country




the leader of the panel, infosys' kris gopalakrishnan, didn't comment on the recommendation. however, he acknowledged plans to submit the report to the ministry of electronics and information technology between the end of august and september 15th.as with similar moves by china and russia, the deman...



microsoft borrows from amazon's philosophy as its cloud business grows, leader s




microsoft is learning from amazon.com, borrowing some of the company's guiding principles in a competition to provide web-based technology services. scott guthrie, who leads microsoft's cloud and enterprise unit, said on wednesday at a geekwire technology conference outside seattle that microsoft in...



alibaba cloud to enter india, to take on amazon, google and microsoft




alibaba cloud is all set to take on google, microsoft and amazon in india’s growing cloud computing services space with the opening of its first data centre in the country in january. the data centre, located in mumbai, will help alibaba tap small and medium enterprises who are increasingly moving...



irish sun - amazon planning another data centre in the irish capital




reports noted amazon’s planned data centre could cost as much as 45 million euros the project is set to come up beside another amazon data centre on a site in tallaghtthe new project will bring the company’s total investment in ireland to over 1 billion eurosdublin, ireland - in a project that i...



microsoft and amazon show cortana and alexa can talk to each other, at least on




microsoft and amazon's integration of their digital personal assistants is getting closer, the companies demonstrated at a microsoft technology conference monday, though they still don't have a date for public availability.



critical personal data should be processed only in india: srikrishna panel




all critical personal data on people in india should be processed within the country, a government panel said on friday. the recommendation comes at a time when data breaches are becoming common globally and there is heightened scrutiny by governments on how companies handle user data. the panel, he...