Truecaller, a caller identification app has today confirmed that its entire Indian user data is hosted in India in order to ensure the data of its Indian users remains secured and to provide faster and more reliable services.
The company claims Truecaller to be the first international tech companies to proactively take the step of storing its Indian users’ data locally in India.
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.
The company in a press note has revealed that Truecaller was already storing its Indian user’s 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.
Speaking on the development, Nami Zarringhalam, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Truecaller said, “This is one of the many steps we are taking to ensure better quality of our core services across payments, messaging and Caller ID features that Truecaller offers. This also safeguards our user’s privacy and is our way of showing commitment towards our users and their data while being compliant with laws of the geographies we operate in. Truecaller has in the past years built a considerable user base in India with over 100 Million daily active users. To support all of the exciting developments we last year also acquired a company in India and now have half of our headcount in India.”