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NCC Plans On Intercepting Private Calls

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has opened public hearing on a new regulation aimed at authorising the lawful interception of calls made on networks by security officials.

At the public hearing in Abuja on Tuesday, stakeholders said such regulation must pass through the process of law making in order to make sure that it did not invalidate rights guaranteed by the constitution of the country.

Speaking at the event, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Eugene Juwah, said the forum was part of the rule-making process.

Juwah, who was represented by Executive Chairman, Stakeholders Management, Mr. Okechukwu Itanyi, noted that that the process was important in developing a sound regulatory framework for the telecommunications industry.

“The commission is certain that the regulations will provide the guiding standards and principles for an effective regime on lawful interception of communications and licensing in the Nigerian telecommunications industry. This also represents another effort by the commission towards ensuring that the standards in the industry reflect international best practices while taking into consideration our local circumstances.”

When the regulation comes into force, it will provide the framework for authorised security officials to intercept calls or messages that they have reasons to believe put the lives of individuals or security of a community at a risk.

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