India’s Home Ministry Wants to Monitor Facebook and Twitter

by on August 8th, 2011 1

india-government-to-monitor-facebook-and-twitterIndia’s Home Ministry wants “effective monitoring of social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter in order to strengthen cyber security paraphernalia”, Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology, Shri Milind Deora told the Rajya Sabha.

In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, minister Deora said, “The Telecom Service Providers provide facilities for lawful interception and monitoring of communication flowing through their network including communications from social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter, as per the terms and conditions of their license agreements”.

The Government regularly interacts with Telecom Service Providers and Solution Service Providers to address the issue and implement the solution to the extent possible keeping in view security, service and developmental needs of the country, the Minister informed the House.

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