MEITY: All government data on the cloud needs to be stored within India

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Government data on Cloud must be stored in India: Ministry of Electronics and IT - The Economic Times

The Ministry of Electronics and IT today issued guidelines on setting up of IT infrastructure by government departments using cloud computing technology with a clause mandating that all data must be stored within the country.

The guidelines for government departments on contractual terms related to cloud services said since the data can be located in one or more discrete sites in foreign countries, therefore, the condition for data location has to be specifically mentioned in the agreement with the service provider.

"The terms and conditions of the Empanelment of the Cloud Service Provider has taken care of this requirement by stating that all services including data will be guaranteed to reside in India," the guidelines said.
 

amish

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Some sanity.

They should also ASK all government departments to stop using GMAIL account.

Maharashtra VAT department and many other uses GMAIL for communication and feedback.
 

Sushubh

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This is HUDA...

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tbh. google does have a platform for governments which they had to develop for same policies in usa and europe. but of course. it requires you to signup a deal with them and possibly pay. most government offices usually create their own email ids. with no system in place to keep a record of all communication (deleted emails for example).