Sep 222015
 September 22, 2015  Non-U.S.

Following a lot of online criticism that a draft policy would erode privacy and make consumers less secure, the Indian government has withdrawn a controversial draft encryption policy.

John Ribeiro of CIO writes:

Under the policy, consumers would have been required to store the plain texts of encrypted information for 90 days from the date of a transaction and provide the text to law enforcement agencies when required under the laws of the country. The government would have also specified the algorithms and the length of the encryption keys used by different categories of people.

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