Mobile Phone Security Should Be A National Priority: Minister

NEW DELHI || Union Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that the mobile security should be a “national priority” because the mobile handset became an important tool for all online activities.

Prasad said that Government has decided to give 5G Spectrum for the trial to all operators in the country. This may take a few years to launch it fully all over the country, he added. UPI Payments interface has become primary means for all online money transactions in the country and we need to make it a Global beacon for making Indian rupee much stronger.

The Minister for Communications also said that this is the age of communication and communication is power, and this is the age of technology and the technology is power. He further said that while we exploit use and make optimum involvement of technology for development the equally smart criminals induce technology for their own end. Therefore, we need a technology that safeguards our interests, he added.

Prasad said that Aadhar is a digital identity to confirm our physical identity and digital India is for digital inclusion. Digital India is empowering ordinary Indian to the power of technology which is leading to digital inclusion, he said. The industry should be more innovative and Indian players should imbibe new innovations in IT, he added.

The Lt. Governor of NCT of Delhi, Anil Baijal while addressing said that in the NCR Delhi itself the mobile theft cases are increasing to the tune of 40,000 cases per year and there should be a mechanism to address this problem. He requested the Minister for Communication to consider the integration of Zonal Integrated Police Network (ZIPNET) with the CEIR for better functioning.

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