Phys.org – Brazil Wants Google, Facebook To Store Data Locally – 17 September 2013

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The Google street view mapping and camera vehicle drives in front of Brasilia’s cathedral as it charts the streets of Brasilia, on September 6, 2011. Brazil will press tech giants such as Google and Facebook to store Internet data pertaining to its citizens locally due to allegations of US spying, according to a regulator.

Brazil will press tech giants such as Google and Facebook to store Internet data pertaining to its citizens locally due to allegations of US spying, according to a regulator.

“Data centers are in various parts of the world. We do not want all of them to be based in Brazil, but yes we do want data storage centers here,” Virgilio Almeida, the coordinator of the Internet oversight committee in Brazil (CGI), said Monday.

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