India's first Telecom Security Policy

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India’s first Telecom Security Policy

 

The US has urged India to ensure Internet freedom while seeking to preserve national security, as the Indian government asked social networking websites to check pages carrying inflammatory messages.Google. Facebook and Twitter about application of the Indian laws within the context of Internet freedom

 
Master Switch To Fence Cyber World
Department of Telecommunications in building their network security is working on developing India’s first policies in such a way that part of the Telecom Security Policy which would network in the geographical boundary ensure that overseas enterprises, includ- of the country follows the security ing online content providers, adhere to requirements mandated or derived the national laws and that the inter- from this policy.
national networks create a protection For international networks, it sug‑point in the country so that they could gests that appropriate protection meas‑be switched off in times of necessity. ures would be required to be taken atThe draft note for the Cabinet Com- the ingress points, including creation mittee suggests a “Safe to Connect” of isolation points which can be made policy where all telecom network ele- operational at the time`of need.nnents would be put into the network Telecom networks would be conti n‑only after these have been certified uously monitored for intrusions, attacks and authorised by a National Telecom and frauds for which necessary facilities
Security Certifying Organisation. would be set up by the telecom serviceEnterprises would be required providers and government.to adopt a little flexible approach The draft prefers resorting to a

BALANCE WEB FREEDOM WITH SECURITY, US URGES INDIA

The US has urged India to ensure Internet freedom while seeking to preserve national security, as the Indian government asked social networking websites to check pages carrying inflammatory messages.
The Indian government is working with a number of American companies
Google. Facebook and Twitter about application of the Indian laws within the context of Internet freedom
technical solution rather than opting for a hardening of legal and regula­tory framework to address the security needs.
The policy is directed only for In­dividual, enterprise and commerce data transfers leaving out classified govern­ment and defence communications.

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