Source: The Economic Times, Dec 17, 2018
New Delhi: India may be pushing Internet firms such as Facebook and Google to store data locally not just to safeguard critical data of its citizens but also to ensure due taxes are paid by these digital firms for services including advertisements sold to local clients, a senior official told ET.
The government’s push for internet companies to host data of Indian users in local servers is also due to concerns that they deliver services mostly from overseas, outside India’s tax jurisdiction.
“Who can the government tax? Any entity with presence here. Read the rest of this entry »