After the Snowden’s revealation of NSA, Indian Government seems to be under threat of being spied, according to an Indian newspaper website (TOI), Indian government will soon ask all its employees to stop using Google’s Gmail for official communication.
This is said to be a step to increase their security of confidential government information after revelations of widespread cyberspying by the US.
A Notification will be sent to 5,0000 Employees in which they will be ordered to change their email service providers such as Gmail that have their servers in the US, and instead asking them to stick to the official email service provided by India’s National Informatics Centre.
“Gmail data of Indian users resides in other countries as the servers are located outside. Currently, we are looking to address this in the government domain, where there are large amounts of critical data,” said J Satyanarayana, secretary in the department of electronics and information technology.
The latest revelations of Snowden disclose how US hit 231 cyber-attacks against Russia, Iran, and China and many of the disclosure already been made in past by him, which explain that the US government had direct access to large amounts of personal data on the internet such as emails and chat messages from companies like Google, Facebook and Apple through a programme called PRISM.