Dec 262018
 
 December 26, 2018  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Joe Cadillic had sent me a link to this story back on December 22nd, and it was so disturbing that I put it aside to see if the government would refute it or say, “Hey, we just had a brief psychotic break here, but we’re rescinding this all and it’s all good now.”

But they didn’t rescind it.

So here’s a bit of the reporting by Manish Singh:

The Indian government has authorized 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt data on any computer, sending a shock wave through citizens and privacy watchdogs.


Narendra Modi’s government late Thursday broadened the scope of Section 69 of the nation’s IT Act, 2000 to require a subscriber, service provider, or any person in charge of a computer to “extend all facilities and technical assistance to the agencies.” Failure to comply with the agencies could result in seven years of imprisonment and an unspecified fine

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