The report claimed that since the 2008 Mumbai blasts, Indian authorities have stepped up internet surveillance and pressure on technical service providers, while publicly rejecting accusations of censorship
It also claimed that the country's national security policy undermines the protection of users' personal data.
Bahrain and Belarus moved from the “under surveillance” list to “Enemies”, while Libya and Venezuela had been dropped from the list of countries “under surveillance”. Kazakhstan was the other country, apart from India, to be added to the “under surveillance” list.
Image: A girl visits Facebook at an internet cafe in Guwahati, Assam on Dec 6, 2011. (Photo credit: AP)