VPN providers flee Indian market ahead of new data rules

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VPN provider Surfshark became the latest company to pull its servers from India this week, in response to government attempts to regulate encrypted web traffic.

The new directive by India’s top cybersecurity agency, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert-In), requires VPN, Virtual Private Server (VPS) and cloud service providers to store customers’ names, email addresses, IP addresses, know-your-customer records, and financial transactions for a period of five years.

SurfShark announced on Wednesday in a post titled “Surfshark shuts down servers in India in response to data law,” that it “proudly operates under a strict “no logs” policy, so such new requirements go against the core ethos of the company.”

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