Oct 182010
 October 18, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Stefan writes:

India’s Home Ministry has told the country’s operators that they need to start storing each and every text message that goes through their network for a period of 6 months. For a country that regularly sends between 130 and 150 billion texts a month, this new government requirement is going to require a huge amount of spending for data centers. Normally operators only store messages for specific phone numbers that have been flagged by security forces, but with India now clamping down on crime, going so far as to give RIM an ultimatum about their BlackBerry service in the region, it’s of no surprise that this new legislation occurred.

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