Govt authorises 10 intel, security agencies to monitor, decrypt any computer

Representative Image The government has authorised 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt all the data contained in any computer system. The order was passed late night on December 20 by the ‘cyber and information security’ division of the Union Home ministry under the authority of Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba. According to the order, 10 central probe and snoop agencies are now empowered under the Information Technology Act for computer interception and analysis, officials said. The 10 agencies are the Intelligence Bureau, Narcotics Control Bureau, Enforcement Directorate, the Central…

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Centre allows 10 agencies to spy on your computers, Opposition slams ‘Big Brother syndrome’

In an order that has come under fire from Opposition parties, the Centre on December 20 issued an order that allows 10 central agencies to decrypt, monitor and intercept “any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer”. These 10 agencies include the Intelligence Bureau (IB), Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Enforcement Directorate (ED), Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), National Investigation Agency (NIA), Cabinet Secretariat (R&AW), Directorate of Signal Intelligence (for service areas of Jammu & Kashmir, Northeast and Assam only)…

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