India Said to Resist Lobbying by US Payment Firms to Ease Local Data Storage Rules

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Local data hosting is a pain in the behind for any non-local companies. AWS, Google Cloud and now Alibaba Cloud have made local data hosting less cumbersome, but the pain in setting up local infrastructure remains. India's government recently has been resisting lobbying efforts by the payment networks arguing against onshoring payments data. 

The payment companies are worried India's data onshoring move could set a precedent and nudge other major governments to implement similar rules at a time when there is heightened scrutiny on how companies globally handle their customers' data. 

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