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Government is bringing the tools to track lost or stolen mobile

Moitrish Majumdar, Kolkata:

 Mobile phone theft is a big problem.  There is also your data in smartphones.  At the moment, after the theft, you have some options that you either delete the data or try to get back the phone.  The…



Moitrish Majumdar, Kolkata:

 Mobile phone theft is a big problem.  There is also your data in smartphones.  At the moment, after the theft, you have some options that you either delete the data or try to get back the phone.  These include the FIR.  But in most cases once the phone is stolen, it is almost impossible to get the phone.

 The government is in the process of launching a new technology that will work to track stolen mobile phones.  This tracking will be based on the IMEI number, i.e. if the theft has removed the SIM from your smartphone, it can be tracked and its service block can be done.

 The Center for Development of Telematics (C-DoT) has been given the responsibility of developing this technology.  According to the report, C-DoT is ready to launch it in August.  According to a PTI report, the C-DoT official said, "C-DoT is ready with this technology."  After the parliament session, the telecom department will talk to the minister.  It may launch next month '
 Significantly, the Department of Telecom has selected DoT for mobile phone tracking project.  This project is being called the Central Equipment Identity Registry (CEIR).  Work on this has been going on since July 2017.

 In order to set up CEIR in the country, the government has given a proposal to pay an amount of Rs 15 crores to curb mobile phone theft.

 Under the CEIR system all services of mobile phones stolen will be blocked.  If the SIM card is removed from the stolen mobile phone and another SIM is installed, then this technology will work and all the services of that mobile phone will be blocked.

 Let us know that through this mobile phone tracking service government agencies can also do a legal interception.  That is, in the interest of consumer interest, phone intercept can also be done.  Its pilot project is in Maharashtra.

 This will connect to the IMEI database of all mobile operators of technology.  Overall, it will work as a central system for all network operators.  In such a situation, mobile operators will be able to block blacklisted mobile phones with blacklisted IMEI so that the smartphone does not work with any network.

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