The United Kingdom fears that cyberattacks launched by criminals, terrorists or nation states such as China pose a great threat. The government is concerned about the fact that personal and business data stored on Indian server farms could be compromised.
This is why British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is currently visiting India, is ready to sign an agreement on cybersecurity with his Indian counterpart.
According to Financial Times, the bilateral agreement will be signed on Tuesday and it will mark an unprecedented level of cooperation between India and the UK on cyber security issues.
The agreement will focus on protecting personal identity data, intellectual property, and government and commercial information.
This is not the first time we hear of such an agreement. Back in November 2012, UK’s Foreign Secretary William Hague and India’s External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid revealed their intentions to enhance cooperation on the cybersecurity front.