All computers in India can now be monitored by Government Agencies.

From The Hindu Newspaper.

All computers can now be monitored by govt. agencies
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday issued an order authorising 10 Central agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt “any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer.”
The agencies are the Intelligence Bureau, Narcotics Control Bureau, Enforcement Directorate, Central Board of Direct Taxes, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Central Bureau of Investigation; National Investigation Agency, Cabinet Secretariat (R&AW), Directorate of Signal Intelligence (For service areas of Jammu & Kashmir, North-East and Assam only) and Commissioner of Police, Delhi.
According to the order, the subscriber or service provider or any person in charge of the computer resource will be bound to extend all facilities and technical assistance to the agencies and failing to do will invite seven-year imprisonment and fine.

The Hindu

So, if you’ve outsourced any of your IT to India. The Indian government can legally monitor and hack your data.

Obviously this is a huge problem when it comes to security. Because of this we encourage you to vet your IT Provider. Are they local? Are they outsourcing to India themselves? If you deal with sensitive data these are some things you might want to ask yourself.

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