Indian Parliament submits a report asking the Indian government to ban the use of VPN services nationwide
The Standing Committee on Internal Affairs under the Indian Parliament, India’s highest legislature, recently submitted a report to the Indian government requesting the Indian government to block VPN-related services.
VPN, or virtual private network, has tunnel-related functions that can encrypt information to protect privacy, etc. However, this service may also be abused by criminals for illegal activities.
The report submitted by the Indian Parliament this time involved women and children atrocities and crimes, so it urged the Indian government to block VPNs that should be related to the protection of women and children.
In many typical cases of illegal activities related to this, criminals commit violence to women and children, and then disseminate and share videos or pictures through virtual private networks.
This makes it difficult for the Indian police and other law enforcement agencies to track down criminals. Therefore, the Indian Parliament also requires the Ministry of the Interior to cooperate with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of India.
The Parliament requested the Indian government to establish a coordination mechanism with international agencies to completely and permanently block VPNs.
At the same time, it is necessary to strengthen tracking and monitoring mechanisms to check the use of VPNs and dark webs and take or propose measures, which the Indian government did not mention in its response.
Therefore, the Indian Parliament requires the Ministry of Interior of India and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of India to obtain this information and submit it to the committee so that the committee can conduct a complete evaluation.
Finally, the Indian Parliament also recommended that the Indian government establish more network forensics laboratories so that the police and law enforcement agencies can provide assistance when investigating cybercrime.
Via: The Times of India