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MHA authorises 10 Central Agencies to access data of any Computer

ONI Bureau:  The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday authorised 10 central agencies to access any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer in matters of national importance.

The agencies are the Intelligence Bureau, Narcotics Control Bureau, Enforcement Directorate, Central Board of Direct Taxes, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Central Bureau of Investigation; National Investigation Agency, Cabinet Secretariat (R&AW), Directorate of Signal Intelligence (For service areas of Jammu & Kashmir, North-East and Assam only) and Commissioner of Police, Delhi.

MHA authorised these Government agencies to intercept calls, data on any computer under sub-section (1) of section 69 of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

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