NEW DELHI: On one hand, where India is still struggling with the problem of Net Neutrality, another problem has popped up on the other hand.
Union Government has released a Draft National Encryption Policy. It consists of seeking methods of data communication and data encryption used by business world, government and even, private citizens.
One’s chats will now be stored in servers and deleting chats will be considered illegal. According to the draft, people cannot delete their messages and chats for as long as 90 days. It is applied on encrypting messaging services such as WhatsApp, Apple’s iMessage and Google Hangouts.
The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) posted the draft on Sunday on its website.
The mission, as stated by the department is “to provide confidentiality of information in cyber space for individuals, protection of sensitive or proprietary information for individuals and businesses, ensuring continuing reliability and integrity of nationally critical information systems and networks.”