Truecaller hosts all Indian users’ data in India

Published: Jan 16, 2019, 8:30 am IST

 (UNI) To ensure the data of its Indian users remains secured and to provide faster and more reliable services, Truecaller on Wednesday confirmed that its entire Indian user data is hosted in India.
Truecaller is one of the first international tech companies to proactively take the step of storing its Indian users’ data locally in India. This is a user-centric move that is aimed at safeguarding personal data and encouraging more transparency in the ecosystem.
With locally stored data, and significant investments in its Indian infrastructure, Truecaller has also doubled the search result speed for its core services like Caller ID and Spam detection within the app to ensure users are protected from unwanted calls and potential fraud.
It is worthwhile to note that Truecaller was already storing its Indian users’ payments data of its popular unified payment interface (UPI) based payment service in India. Payments as a vertical was built from scratch entirely out of India last year after the acquisition of the Indian payments start-up Chillr. This made Truecaller fully compliant to RBI’s data localisation norms from the start, compared to other international entities.
Over the past 24 months Truecaller has invested heavily in the India market, and today more than half of its employees are from India with offices in Bangalore, Gurgaon and Mumbai.