The Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill on Thursday questioned tech giant Google and e-commerce company Paytm about Chinese investment in their businesses, NDTV reported.
Unidentified officials told the news channel that Google was specifically asked about its links with China. The committee also asked Google how much revenue it generated and the amount of corporate tax it paid in India. The company was asked to give the details in writing.
The officials added that the questioning of the two companies focused on “conflict of interest”. They were also asked how neutral they were in managing online content and where the two companies hosted users’ data.