Government mandates storage of call data and message records for two years

According to a circular issued by DoT, the government has mandated storage of international calls, satellite phone calls, conference calls and messages made over normal networks as well as on the internet for a period of at least two years. This move has come in the backdrop of an amendment made to the unified licence in December 2021 by DoT, which extended storage of call data records as well as internet logs to two years from the earlier provision of one year.

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