VPN is one of the tools which every internet users use on daily basis and the same helps users to hide their identity and to bypass various content and websites which are not available in certain regions. But now you will not be safe because the Indian government has asked the VPN companies to collect the data of users and hand it over. Well, the new decision of the government is against the data privacy of the user.
According to a report, the government of India now wants VPN companies to collect the data of users data for five years on their servers and pass it over to the government. The new order is also applicable to Cloud and Crypto based firms as well.
It is also said that the companies who will not follow the newly introduced order may face prison sentence up to a year. The report also says that it has been asked VPN companies to collect sensitive user data, which includes their names after validating and also to store information such as IP addresses, usage patterns, and even other forms of identifiable information as well. It is stated that the new step is taken to “coordinate response activities as well as emergency measures with respect to cyber security incidents.”
Having said that, it is against data privacy and the new decision of the government will be challenging to the companies as well as they advertise as not saving any data and footprints.
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