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Indian government to track locations of all cell phone users

asto21 (1797450) writes | more than 2 years ago

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asto21 (1797450) writes "As per amendments made to operators’ licences, beginning May 31, operators would have to provide the Department of Telecommunications real-time details of users’ locations in latitudes and longitudes.

Documents obtained by The Indian Express show that details shall initially be provided for mobile numbers specified by the government. Within three years, service providers will have to provide information on locations of all users.

The information will have some margin of error at first. But by 2013, at least 60 per cent of the calls in urban areas would have to be accurately tracked when made 100 metres away from the nearest cell tower. By 2014, the government will seek to increase the proportion to 75 per cent in cities and 50 per cent in suburban and rural areas."

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Knowing India & Indian bureaucracy.... (1)

vikingpower (768921) | more than 2 years ago | (#39057751)

...this is not going to happen. And if it happens, the data will never get exploited. Not by the Indian government, at least.
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