If the government wants to record any person’s call!
The state is going to make a law that can record any person’s mobile conversation if they want. This type of provision has been placed in the draft bill prepared by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology for the amendment of the Telecommunications Act.
While at present a court order has to be obtained even to track the ‘location’ of a person. But in the draft bill, it is proposed that “any person can record their conversations, reveal their identity, and obtain other service-related details from the service provider for investigation.” It has been said that the investigating agencies authorized by the Government of Nepal can record conversations about activities contrary to the sovereignty, integrity and national interest of Nepal and activities such as treason, crimes or organized crimes or criminal crimes. A draft has been prepared in such a way that even the court order is not necessary for this.
Not only this, the bill draft of the Act envisages the provision of direct access to the system of service providers by using suitable technology to connect the system and access to information.
Clause 80 of the draft bill also provides for requesting details of telephone or communication. In which it is said, “If a person is found to have used a telephone, mobile phone, or any other type of telecommunication to commit a crime, or to have exchanged any type of information through electronic or other means of communication, the officer investigating such crime shall, with the permission of the investigating officer, use such telephone, mobile phone Or may order the relevant authority, agency or service provider to provide details or information related to telecommunication media or telecommunications.
In the case of such an order, it is said that the relevant authority, agency or service provider should provide details or information related to such telephone, mobile phone or telecommunications medium.