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Social Media And Ecommerce Services To Be Exempted From Government’s Encryption Policy

And while the Indian government is working on draconian encryption policy, the department of electronics has clarified that social media websites and applications will be exempted from the purview of the Encryption Policy.

The following categories of encryption products are being exempted from the purview of the draft national encryption policy:

1. The mass use encryption products, which are currently being used in web applications, social media sites, and social media applications such as Whatsapp,Facebook,Twitter etc.

2. SSL/TLS encryption products being used in Internet-banking and payment gateways as directed by the Reserve Bank of India

3. SSL/TLS encryption products being used for e-commerce and password based transactions.

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