The government is considering monitoring internet traffic through a centralised system which is operational in India. The government of India has set up a Centralised Monitoring System (CMS) for lawful interception and monitoring of mobile phones, landlines and internet traffic through mobile network.
Telecom Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad said, at present, monitoring of internet traffic through internet service providers is being done through Internet Monitoring System which is under consideration for integration with CMS.
The hub of CMS is located in Delhi and 21 regional monitoring centres are operational across all the 22 telecom circles in the country.
Centralised Monitoring System facilitates automated processing of lawful interception order from law enforcement agencies to telecom operators. It allows electronic provisioning of the targets without manual intervention of telecom operators.