Expect Bet­ter Secu­ri­ty From Mobile Phone Com­pa­nies Soon

Rahul Gupta

Looking at the rising rate of cyber crimes related to mobile phones, the Indian government has decided to lay out new standards for security for the device makers. While this is good news for mobile and smartphone users, device makers might not really like it.

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1,186.84 million mobile phone users in India.

.A mobile phone today is the hub of all the information that a user consumes or shares. This is why the Govt of India wants to put up a system to verify the security measures adopted by the device makers to prevent user data from leaking. As reported, India wants to put cyber security on high priority to safeguard the rights and sensitive data of over 1,186.84 million mobile phone users in India.

“The products of all mobile manufacturing units must be security-compliant. There will be no compromise on this issue,” said Union Minister for Information Technology and Electronics Ravi Shankar Prasad

To set things in motion, the Ministry of Electronics and IT has asked 21 smartphones makers including domestic and international to submit their report on the security measures that they follow to safeguard the consumer data that they receive from their users.

In recent times, several reports of leaked user data have come up. Reliance Jio, one of the newest telecom operators in India was also involved in a similar data leak problem where important data pertaining to its subscribers was out in the open.

This move by the Govt of India will help safeguard the interest of millions.

Similar to telecom operators, smartphone makers also have access to a lot of data related to their customers. This move by the Govt of India will help safeguard the interest of millions.

India is a growing economy and is on the radar of cyber criminals. Such strict measures are needed to counter any such attacks. The chain is as strong as its weakest link and when the security infrastructure of the device makers is not up to the mark, nothing more can be expected from anyone else.

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Rahul Gupta has been closely following personal technology for over a decade. When not writing or talking about technology, Rahul loves to spend time with his motorbikes or brewing a nice cup of coffee.