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CRPF’s Guidelines for Mobile Devices prohibit the use of Smartphones by Staff in 'High Sensitivity Areas'

Lawstreet Journal 7 Sep 2020 9:39pm

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The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) refers to the uniform nomenclature of security forces in India under the authority of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Their role is to defend the national interest mainly against the internal threats. They are the Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and National Security Guard (NSG), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), being a part of the Central Armed Police Force has to protect the internal security as well as external aggression due to this they have to formulate various policies and take various decisions to function its duties efficiently

In consonance of performing its duty, they have issued new guidelines for smartphones & mobile phones providing that smartphones which store & record data are prohibited in "high sensitivity" areas including places designated or accredited for the processing, handling, or discussion of classified information in real-time, conference halls & operations rooms. 

According to CRPF's new guideline, which will be applicable for all staff including jawans& civilian staff, smartphones will be kept at a specified counter if someone brings it to the office.

They also provided in its guidelines that, "The basic purpose of having a smartphone guideline in an organization is to define guidelines for information security within the Force. The fundamental principles of information security are confidentiality, integrity, & availability".

It said that "Every element of an information security program & every security control put in place by an entity should… Continue Reading...

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