New VPN rules in India

By MySmartFAQ June 3, 2022

ExpressVPN, one of the most popular VPN providers, has announced removing its servers from India.

But why?

This is in response to the Indian government's guidelines on storing user data.

Whats does the company says?

VPN service providers have said the guidelines issued by CERT-In undermine users’ right to online privacy and are against such rules.

Users will still be able to use Indian IP

In relief to users, ExpressVPN has said that this will have no impact on the ability of users outside India to connect to Indian IP addresses.

Directive from the Indian government

Government mandates VPN providers to maintain the following data as part of the know your customer (KYC) policy for a period of five years

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