September 21, 2015

India to Cripple Its Tech Sector With Proposed Encryption Crackdown

Companies must hand over crypto systems for scrutiny. The Indian government has published a draft of its latest plans for encryption. The proposals spell bad news for domestic software developers and will make other companies looking to do business in the subcontinent very nervous indeed.

The new National Encryption Policy [PDF] proposed by the nation's Department of Electronics and Information Technology states that the government will require applications using encryption to store plain text versions of all data for 90 days so that they can be examined by the police if need be.

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