New Delhi: The government has asked America's e-commerce company Amazon to establish a server in India. The purpose of the government is to prevent the customer's personal information being sent out boldly. Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad last month gave this directive to Amazon India chief Amit Agrawal.
At present, there is no law about data protection in India, but the government is preparing the data protection on the basis of recommendations of the Committee headed by Justice BN Sri Krishna. Initially, the government will ask foreign e-commerce companies to set up a server in India so that the personal information of the customers who have gone through e-commerce operations can not go out of the country. There is also a proposal for essentially localization of customer information in the draft National Policy for E-commerce.
However, after the implementation of the Data Protection Rule all the areas will be covered. Prasad said, "Big foreign companies are welcome in India but our concern is to send data out without the consent of Indians. That is why it is equally important for the server to be in India and to get permission from Indians to use the data.
Prasad said, "We have a fracture of security, security and aspects related to the consent of Indians, so you should place your server here (Amazon) and take priority over it on priority basis." Government officials indicated that Amazon is working towards securing the data of Indians. Prasad has also told Amazon that India has been traditionally empowered by small grocery shoppers and e-commerce giants should not work in such a way that their interests are affected.