Indian government authorised intelligence agencies to monitor computers surveillance across country
NEW DELHI - Indian government has authorised secret and intelligence agencies to monitor computers system across the country.
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 Thursday 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 Board of Direct Taxes, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Central Bureau of Investigation, National InvestigationAgency, the Research and Analysis Wing, Directorate of Signal Intelligence (in service areas of J-K, North East and Assam) and Delhi Police.