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[liberationtech] India: Govt asks telcos to install local server for security audit
ilf at zeromail.org
Tue Mar 26 06:25:13 PDT 2013
Can anyone tell me what exactly is meant by this?
Govt asks telcos to install local server for security audit
Order also includes a complete audit trail to be maintained for six
months of the network operated in India
New Delhi, Mar 22 (PTI) Government has told all telecom service
operators, including those offering international calls, to install a
remote access server within the country for security audit, Parliament
was informed today.
The order is based on recommendations of a committee formed by the
Department of Telecom (DoT) for monitoring of on-line mirror image and
audit trail of Remote Access (RA) logs, Minister of State for
Communications and IT Milind Deora said in a written reply to the Rajya
"...A direction has been issued vide letter dated January 31, 2013 to
all the telecom service providers including ILD service providers to
install a local RA storage server in the country and store all RA
command logs in the said server for the purpose of audit by security
agencies," he added.
DoT's order for lawful interception and monitoring of all calls
including those provided by International Long Distance (ILD) operators
also includes a complete audit trail to be maintained for six months of
the network operated in India.
After six months, the remote access logs should be stored in external
storage memories for an additional period of one year.
The government has been insisting that telecom operators provide access
to all communication send through their network, mainly for the national
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