Internet is having a hot topic to discuss as the Government of the country recently released a new order that is asking VPN companies to collect data of its users that including names, IP addresses, along with usage patterns, and more. It is also asked the companies to store the details for up to 5 years and it is a direct step in the data privacy and the same has been already opposed by the users and the VPN companies.
The government of the country has ordered the new guidelines last month and it is to be executed within 60 days which means it will be implemented by the end of next month which is June.
Having said that, one of the popular VPN providers NordVPN has already confirmed that they may leave India as they are not able to follow the new guidelines and now more and more VPN companies are responding.
Laura Tyrylyte, who is the security spokesperson for NordVPN said “We are committed to protecting the privacy of our customers, therefore, we may remove our servers from India if no other options are left.”
Express VPN also issued a statement saying “VPNs are critical for user safety and the preservation of user’s right to online privacy and are fundamentally opposed to any efforts to undermine such
Shurfshark VPN’s legal head Gytis
Malinauskas has said that “We operate only with RAM-only servers, which means that at this moment, even technically, we would not be able to comply with the logging requirements.
The above mentioned statements are clearly suggesting that the companies are against the new guidelines of the Government and this may leave the companies from India.
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