Indian Government prepares to ban U.S. based email providers for official use

The liberty Beat

BY: Derrick Broze

In response to allegations of spying by the United States the government of India has announced that they will ban the use of U.S. based email services for official communications. The Indian government has stated the move is intended to increase security around confidential government data after international spying by the U.S. government was revealed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden. J. Satyanarayana, secretary in the department of electronics and information technology, told reporters that data of Indian citizens using U.S. based email services, such as Gmail, is hosted on servers located outside India and the government is concerned about the amount of “official: data being stored outside the country.

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