Other VPN services that have stopped operating servers in India in recent months are some of the world’s best known. They include U.S.-based Private Internet Access and IPVanish, Canada-based TunnelBear, British Virgin Islands-based ExpressVPN, and Lithuania-based Surfshark. ExpressVPN said it “refuses to participate in the Indian government’s attempts to limit internet freedom.” The government’s move “severely undermines the online privacy of Indian residents,” Private Internet Access said. “Customers in India will be able to connect to VPN servers in other countries,” adds 9to5Mac. “This is the same approach taken in Russia and China, where operating servers within those countries would require VPN companies to comply with similar legislation.”
“Cloud storage services are also subjected to the new rules, though there would be little practical impact on Apple here. iCloud does not use end-to-end encryption, meaning that Apple holds a copy of your decryption key, and can therefore already comply with government demands for information.”
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