tech2 News Staff
14. January 2019 16:11 IST
The Supreme Court requested the government on Monday to respond in six weeks to a plea to appeal a recent Interior Ministry decision Some agencies monitor the personal computer of the Citizens .
The Supreme Judge of India, Ranjan Gogoi, issued the announcement to the government against the controversial order. However, the Supreme Court has not given up the order.
Last month, the Home Office issued an order authorizing ten federal agencies to intercept and monitor information from any computer, which, according to an opposition party, would create the danger of creating "surveillance state" .
The approval was granted in accordance with Section 69 of the Information Technology Act 2000. It allows the government to instruct an authority in the interests of interest Sovereignty, the defense of India and the security of the state are, among other reasons. According to the order, not only calls or emails can be intercepted, but all data on every computer and devices can be confiscated.
MHA: The competent authority authorizes the following security and intelligence services (in the attached declaration). for intercepting, monitoring and decrypting information generated, transmitted, received or stored under a computer resource under this law pic.twitter.com/3oH9e7vv6T
– ANI (@ANI) 21 December 2018
According to the order, the person to whom the computer belongs must provide access and technical assistance to the aforementioned entities. If they fail, there will be a penalty of up to seven years.
The approved agencies are: – the Intelligence Bureau, the Narcotics Control Bureau, the National Investigation Authority, the Enforcement Directorate, the Central Bureau of Direct Taxes and the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Central Investigation Unit. Cabinet Secretariat (R & AW), Signal Intelligence Directorate (for Jammu & Kashmir, North-East and Assam applications only) and Police Commissioner, Delhi.
With input from Reuters
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