India amends telecom rules over security fears

India’s Department of Telecommunications has amended the telecom licensing rules for national and international long-distance operators, asking them to address security concerns on their networks.

Telecom companies offering national and international long-distance communications services must now have a “well-outlined organizational policy on security and security management of their networks and shall be completely and totally responsible for security of their networks.”

The changes were made effective by the Department of Telecommunications–the licensing body for telecom services in India–through an amendment dated Aug. 11, a copy of the changed rules on the department’s website showed Tuesday.

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