India has passed legislation that requires Internet providers to collect data on all customers and block access to websites that have spyglass functionality.
Spyglass is an open source application for smart glasses that lets users view video, audio, and text messages from a remote location, as well as other information such as passwords and credit card numbers.
It’s also used in countries such as the U.S., Australia, Germany, and Spain.
The application is available for free in India.
Internet providers such as Reliance Communications and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and Tata Teleservices have already signed agreements with the government to offer the software.
However, the law is not yet in effect and is expected to be passed within the next few weeks.
According to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), India has the most data collection practices in the world.
In fact, the government’s data analytics division, the National Intelligence Bureau, has a section on the website of the National Data Coordination Centre, or NDCC, which details how and where data can be collected.