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How VPNs work and why India is forcing VPNs to collect user data

Firstpost | 04/05/2022 03:41 PM | Click to read full article

The Indian government has passed a law that now demands all VPN service providers to keep a record of their users for five years. This new rule, although necessary from a security point of view, violates the basic tenets of a VPN, and has rendered them pointless for a number of users.

VPNs are used by individuals and businesses to encrypt their online presence and online activities. The new national directive applies not only to VPN companies, but to cloud service providers, data centres, and crypto exchanges, as well.

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