Ministry of Communications & Information Technology: Carry out a public hearing for the "Indian Central Monitoring System"
  • Petitioned Kapil Sibal

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Minister of Communications and Information Technology
Kapil Sibal

Ministry of Communications & Information Technology: Carry out a public hearing for the "Indian Central Monitoring System"

    1. Rachita Taneja
    2. Petition by

      Rachita Taneja

      Bangalore, India

The Indian government, earlier this month, quietly rolled out the Central Monitoring System (CMS) which will allow them to access to ALL of the telecommunication networks- from social media activities to phone conversations.

This monitoring system has not been publicly debated and gives easy access to all our information to the government.

Pavan Duggal, a Supreme Court advocate specialising in cyber law, said the government has given itself unprecedented powers to monitor private Internet records of citizens. "This system is capable of tremendous abuse," he said.

We need to tell the Ministry of Communications and Technology that we're watching their actions- and that they cannot go ahead with this monitoring system.

To:
Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communications and Information Technology
The government can now "lawfully access private information" because of the CMS. A monitoring system that allows the government access to my social networks, telephone conversations and basically the entire online space is unconstitutional.

I demand this be withdrawn immediately till it is opened to the public for debate and a democratic decision is made.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Arjun jakhmola CHENNAI, INDIA
      • 6 months ago

      guess its time we started using TOR ..

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    • Ashish Chak NEW DELHI, INDIA
      • 9 months ago

      They are intercepting our calls,its unacceptable. ITs a clear violation of right to privacy.

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      • 10 months ago

      I have a valid passport, couple of bank accounts, a voter identity card, an ownership flat, an electric connection, a much used old car, and -- on the strength of those -- a domestic gas connection. How many more such identities are needed to establish my bona fide? If you still want to force yet more strictures, thereby invading my privacy as a citizen of a sovereign country, why do you not put it up either in the parliament for public debate or hold a referendum before legislating it? Sneaking it through the back door is NOT the way that citizens like.

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    • Kalpesh Mahajan NASIK (NASHIK), INDIA
      • 12 months ago

      gov should not bring such system until every single gov employee is out of corruption.

      First stop corruption then only think abt such monitoring system.

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    • Kalpesh Mahajan NASIK (NASHIK), INDIA
      • 12 months ago

      Internet privacy should be maintain, other wise some gov officials will find it new way for making money (bribe) by blackmailing people.

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