On September 21, India’s Department of Electronics and Information Technology (which goes by the modest acronym, “DeitY”) released proposed restrictions on encryption that would require businesses and individuals alike to store the plaintext of encrypted communications for 90 days and to make the plaintext available to law enforcement upon demand.  The proposed rules would also permit the government to prescribe specific algorithms and key lengths.  But the next day, after the draft sparked an online uproar, India’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology announced that the draft rule had been “withdrawn” for further revisions.  Still, the draft makes clear that India will likely be imposing significant restrictions on the use of encryption in the relatively near future.