Rules requiring foreign companies to store certain types of data in India have opened a front in the country’s quest for ways to tax its booming digital economy. The Reserve Bank of India, the central bank, gave financial companies until October to comply with a policy requiring them to store payment data domestically. A draft bill currently being finalized, meanwhile, requires businesses to store at least a copy of personal data they collect on servers in India.

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