India Orders VPN Providers to Collect Data on Users

India’s cybersecurity agency, the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), will require government organizations, corporations, service providers, data centers, and intermediaries to report cyber incidents within six hours.

“To effectively fight cybercrime, all companies and enterprises must mandatorily report cyber incidents to IndianCERT New CyberSecurity directions for a SafeAndTrusted Internet issued under Sec 70b of IT Act,” Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union minister of state for electronics and IT said.

In recent years, cyberattacks in India have increased significantly. Ransomware attacks alone increased by 218% in 2021, according to Palo Alto Networks.

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