Now NordVPN shuts servers in India THIS month! See what subscribers need to do

After CERT-In announced its new VPN policy, major VPN service providers are removing their servers from India.

| Updated on: Jun 16 2022, 17:37 IST
NordVPN removing its servers from India!
NordVPN removing its servers from India! (Pixabay)
NordVPN removing its servers from India!
NordVPN removing its servers from India! (Pixabay)

After ExpressVPN and Surfshark, NordVPN is the next virtual private network (VPN) provider to remove its servers from India in response to the country's cybersecurity directive. The move comes after the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team's (CERT-In) new VPN policy was announced last month. As reported by TechCrunch, NordVPN removed its servers from India on June 27 as the new VPN policy will come into force at the end of the month. They told the website that it doesn't maintain any logs of its customers' data that India will soon require VPN providers to share. 

Laura Tyrylyte, head of public relations at NordVPN is quoted by Moneycontrol as saying, "As one of the industry leaders, we adhere to strict privacy policies, which means we don't collect or store customer data. No-logging features are embedded in our server architecture and are at the core of our principles and standards. Moreover, we are committed to protecting the privacy of our customers. Therefore, we are no longer able to keep servers in India." She further said that consumers will be notified about the change starting June 20. Also Read: Now Surfshark VPN quits India! Will not be abide by new Indian Govt. law 

NordVPN is concerned about consumers' privacy

The Panama-based VPN service provider said that due to the logging and storage requirement of the rules they are concerned about the possible effect the new CERT-In regulation may have on people's data.

NordVPN will remove its servers from India on June 26, a day before the cybersecurity norms will come into effect. It is among the largest VPN providers globally, with more than 14 million users globally and over 5,500 servers in 60 countries. Also Read: ExpressVPN REJECTS Indian Govt order, removes VPN servers from India

Not only NordVPN, Surfshark and ExpressVPN too pulled their India servers last week, saying that the cybersecurity rules “ go against the core ethos” of the company's “no logs” policy. They refused to participate in the Indian government's rules to limit internet freedom.

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First Published Date: 16 Jun, 17:33 IST