New Delhi: Facing pressure from the Indian government to store data within the country borders, Beijing-based ByteDance that owns the popular short video-sharing app TikTok on Sunday said it was planning to set up a data centre in India. “As a testimony to ByteDance’s recognition of India’s efforts to frame a new data protection legislation, we taking a significant step towards establishing a data centre in India,” said the startup, which also owns the social media platform Helo. “We are now in the process of examining options for safe, secure and reliable services for our Indian users within Indian borders,” it said.
It may take ByteDance 6-18 months to set up the data centre at a cost of $100 million, IANS has learnt. The investment will be part of the company’s commitment to invest $1 billion in India over three years. With over 200 million users, India is the biggest market for TikTok, where it has also courted several controversies over the past few months. (IANS)