What are the new rules for VPN providers and how do they impact your privacy?

News 01.06.2022

The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, on April 28 issued new norms for VPN companies to record personal information of their users including names, email id, phone number and IP address for a period of five years. They also have to record usage patterns, purpose of hiring services and various other information. Apart from VPN companies, data centers, virtual service network providers, cloud service providers have also been asked to record and maintain similar data. In the form of Know Your Customer (KYC), virtual asset service providers, virtual asset exchange providers and custodian wallet providers would also be recording information for the same period along with records of financial transactions. (Read More)


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