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Interception of phone calls only in case of public emergency/public safety: BHC

In an important ruling, the Bombay High Court recently ruled that the interception of the phone calls by the authorities is permitted only in the case of ‘public emergency’ or in the interest of ‘public safety’. Stating that the orders … Continue reading

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Telecom Consumers Protection (Eighth Amendment) Regulations, 2015 released: TRAI

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued the “Telecom Consumers Protection (Eighth Amendment) Regulations, 2015” to protect the interest of consumers using wireless data service. TRAI has been receiving several complaints from consumers regarding non-availability of information relating to … Continue reading

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TRAI issues amended Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability Regulations

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued 6th Amendment to the Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability Regulation, 2009 which will facilitate Full MNP (PAN India Portability) in the country w.e.f. 3rd May, 2015. Earlier TRAI made recommendations to the Department of … Continue reading

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TRAI issues Regulations on Termination Charges

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued the “Telecommunication Interconnection Usage Charges (Eleventh Amendment) Regulations” which prescribe revised domestic termination charge (Mobile Termination Charges and Fixed Termination Charges) and International Termination Charges. Domestic termination charges are the charges payable … Continue reading

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Warrant required to search cellphones: USSC

In a ruling that will impact on the ability of law enforcement to combat crime, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a warrant is required to search the cellphones of the people they arrest. “Police generally may not, without … Continue reading

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‘Upskirt’ Photos are Not Illegal: Massachusetts High Court

‘Upskirt’ Photos are Not Illegal, Mass. High Court Rules http://goo.gl/3uPE9b

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TRAI Releases Recommendations on full Mobile Number Portability

 Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) here today released recommendations on ‘Full Mobile Number Portability (Pan-India Number Portability)’ in the country. The salient features of the recommendations are following: a) After the Full Mobile Number Portability (inter-service area portability) is … Continue reading

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TRAI issues Telecommunications Mobile Number Portability (Fifth Amendment) Regulations, 2013 for corporate mobile numbers

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issues the Telecommunications Mobile Number Portability (Fifth Amendment) Regulations, 2013 for corporate mobile numbers Salient features of this amendment are as following: 1. Upto 50 corporate mobile numbers of a service provider can be … Continue reading

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Transparency regarding charges on “Blackout” days: TRAI

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued a direction prescribing additional measures with a view to enhance transparency in the matter of charging on “blackout” days. The term ‘blackout” days refers to the days on which the service providers do … Continue reading

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No reasonable expectation of privacy in data emanating from cell phone; Fourth Amendment not violated: Sixth Circuit (USA)

United States Court of Appeals (Sixth Circuit) recently ruled that appellant did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the data emanating from his cell phone when government used the data to determine its real-time location and arrested him … Continue reading

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