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India’s New VPN Rules ‘Worse Than Russia, China’ – MediaNama

The new rules were brought in by India’s Computer Emergency Response Team as part of a wide-ranging tech crackdown on firms operating in the country


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A number of firms have refused to comply with the new rules which includes asking them to retain customers' IP addresses.

 

India’s major virtual private network (VPN) providers have slammed new restrictions on the sector with one saying they are more stringent than those imposed by “dictators” like China and Russia, reported MediaNama.

Nord, Proton, Express, Surfshark and Windscribe among others, have refused to comply with the new rules asking them to retain customers’ names, contact details and IP addresses, and say they may pull out to avoid compliance, the publication added.

Full story: MediaNama

 

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Indrajit Basu

Indrajit Basu is an India-based correspondent for Asia Financial and wears two hats: journalist and researcher (equity). Before joining AF he reported on business, finance, technology, wealth management, and current affairs for China Daily, SCMP, UPI, India Today Group, Indian Express Group, and many more. He is also an award-winning researcher. If he didn't have to pay bills, he would be a wanderer.

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