Google said on Friday that Google Pay will not share customer transaction data with any third parties.
Before Google’s clarification, reports cited the company’s submission to the Delhi High Court stating that the company could share customer transaction data with third parties after obtaining prior permission from NPCI and payment service provider (PSP) banks.
A Google spokesperson said on Friday: “This is to clarify that the news report is based on Google’s affidavit in the Delhi High Court and does not represent all the facts.”
The spokesperson added that Google Pay fully complies with the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) procedure guidelines and applicable laws issued by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
The spokesperson further said: “…and does not share customer transaction data with any third party outside the payment process.”
Google’s submission has been submitted to Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan for trial in response to PIL’s request to take action against Google Pay on the grounds that it is suspected of violating RBI’s guidelines on data localization, storage and sharing.
Since the Central Bank of India and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have not yet submitted a response, the High Court on Thursday listed the matter for trial on November 10.
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