VPN FIRMS IN INDIA HAVE 2 CHOICES, FOLLOW THE RULES OR EXIT THE COUNTRY

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India is taking strong action against VPN firms. IT Ministry has instructed VPN firms to store users’ data for five years or longer. The Indian government introduced new cybersecurity rules earlier this month. The new government order will force VPN firms to collect and store users’ data for at least five years. Further, the Indian government said it will launch a crackdown against VPN operators who do not obey guidelines.

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The minister of state for electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar warned VPN firms who aren’t willing to comply with the new guidelines. Chandrasekhar said VPN service providers who do not follow the new guidelines will have no choice but to exit India. Notably, NordVPN is already prepping to remove its servers from the country. The VPN service provider does not want to store and collect its users’ data.

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A firm or entity with good intentions knows that a safe and reliable internet is a useful tool, Chandrasekhar said. He was releasing FAQs on the new guidelines on reporting cyber breach cases. Further, he went on to insist on storing users’ data for at least five years. Chandrasekhar suggested virtual private servers, data center companies, and VPN firms should follow these guidelines. Most of these VPN firms charge fees for their service. However, there’s no dearth of free VPN service providers online.

VPN Service Providers Can Either Comply With Rules Or Exit India

To recap, a free VPN service provider leakedusers’ personal information last year. Now, the Indian government isn’t giving VPN firms a choice. So, these firms have to follow the new guidelines unless it is ready to exit the country. The IT minister reiterated this in a PTI report (via NSBB News). Chandrasekhar warned the VPN firm to start maintaining the logs if they don’t have them. Further, he addressed companies that do want to remain anonymous. Chandrasekhar said firms that want to hide, will eventually have to pull out of India.

VPN Service Providers Can Either Comply With Rules Or Exit India

To recap, a free VPN service provider leakedusers’ personal information last year. Now, the Indian government isn’t giving VPN firms a choice. So, these firms have to follow the new guidelines unless it is ready to exit the country. The IT minister reiterated this in a PTI report (via NSBB News). Chandrasekhar warned the VPN firm to start maintaining the logs if they don’t have them. Further, he addressed companies that do want to remain anonymous. Chandrasekhar said firms that want to hide, will eventually have to pull out of India.

VPN services use remote servers. So, they enable users to hide their locations while accessing the internet. The internet service providers don’t have access to these users’ search history. These programs are particularly popular among ethical hackers and investigative journalists. VPN services allow them to access websites that have been blocked in their countries.

Source: Gizchaina