NATGRID begins operations; high security protocols deployed

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  1. RAM

    RAM The southern Man Senior Member

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    Intelligence Grid (NATGRID)-Super database soon: Big Brother will watch YOU

    Every time you flash your credit card, pick up the phone, take a flight or access the Internet, somebody will be watching you.India is ramping up its intelligence infrastructure and networking databases in the public and private sectors.Once the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) is established by May 2011, it will provide security agencies real-time access into 21 categories of databases -- including bank account details, credit card transactions, driving licences as well as visa and immigration records.

    This means that rather than writing to more than 50 entities -- government bodies such as the RBI and the Bureau of Immigration, and private firms like phone and airline companies -- all that a security agency has to do to get to know all about you is to feed your name into the system.

    "Once you feed in a person's name, you'll get all the details about him, across all the databases," a government official said. Right from the colour of your car, outstanding traffic fines to be paid and the last time you paid by card for a late-night dinner with a friend.

    "There really will not be any secrets from the State," a security official said. "It's the same in the United States."

    The information grid will also have the ability to trawl through the consolidated database to sniff for suspicious trends and flag them for further investigations.
    Intelligence officials insist they need this information to tackle the new sophisticated face of terrorism.

    "Headley wouldn't have had a free run for three years if this kind of a system had been in place," an intelligence official said, referring to the Pakistanorigin David Coleman Headley who was arrested by US federal agents for conspiring to carry out terror attacks in India and Denmark.

    "It would have raised a red flag, since he was travelling to Pakistan after every visit to India and wasn't converting enough foreign currency into Indian rupees though he was a businessman," the official said.

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    Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram has inducted Raghu Menon, a security expert in the private sector, to set up the system. Menon joined this month as chief executive

    Database to fight terrorism will keep eye on you- Hindustan Times

    hindustan times SPECIAL - Super database soon: Big Brother will watch you
     
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  3. Tamil

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    nice to be welcomed! come-on India
     
  4. dineshchaturvedi

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    I am fan of Chidambaram, he is doing excellent job in home ministry.
     
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    Nice job home minister , it should be on the lines of NSA (national security agency) of US.
     
  6. RAM

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    Natgrid will have info on every Indian

    http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NEWS/newsrf.php?newsid=13770
     
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    Let's see how many of these bloody politicians first use it against truly corrupt colleagues and how many Suzanna Arundhati Roys are arrested, stripped of Indian passport and exiled first. Don't count your chicks before they hatch.
     
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    NATGRID will be used by govt for keeing eye on opposition party rather than for its true purpose.even indira gandhi used IB and RAW against opposition during emergency.
     
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    I know if I was a law abiding citizen in India I would definitely have a problem with NATGRID.
     
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    As long as my Government is successful to keep ordinary civilians safe from any potential casualty to life from foreign threats or anti-national elements, I'm okay with NATGRID. This should have been done much ago but, its better late than never. Go Chidu Go!
     
  11. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    My thoughts exactly!

    The potential of this being used in a negative way is dangerous and considering it doesn't take much to bribe officials here.
     
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    Agreed. Congress is not exactly known for its democratic behaviour in India either. It is based on dynastic rule and a twisted sort of royal rule where laws are bent, opposition is threatened and people are fooled on a regular basis.
     
  13. The Messiah

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    A person with right contacts and a good amount of $$$ can get to know everything about another person.

    This is India where corruption is present in every field.

    Terrorists will as always get around it by using fake aliases and will only get revealed after they've blown themselves while the common citizen is spied upon.
     
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    Sunday, Dec 22, 2013, 15:23 IST | Agency: PTI
    NATGRID, the ambitious counter- terror mechanism envisaged post 26/11, has discretely begun churning out vital information for Indian security agencies

    NATGRID, the ambitious counter- terror mechanism envisaged post 26/11, has discretely begun churning out vital information for Indian security agencies even as high-level security arrangements have been put in place to aggressively guard the system against any breach in its platform.

    National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) CEO Raghu Raman, who has been leading the creation of the ambitious department under the Union Home Ministry, said 21 data sources of various intelligence and enforcement agencies have been brought on board to put together a better picture of an incident which could be used not only to counter an impending threat but also trail suspects.

    "In many ways it (NATGRID) has started.There are certain elements being helped out where it is required," Raman told PTI when asked if the grid has begun doing its job and dishing out logical clues to law enforcement agencies in the country.

    The CEO, who was picked up for the creation of this ambitious project after his stint in the private sector Mahindra group, says NATGRID "has been delayed" in some senses "to make sure that the security protocols of the data sources it is using are very strong."

    "The security (of NATGRID) has been kept at the highest level.As a matter of fact, I can technology-wise guarantee you that the way NATGRID will protect data will be far higher than the protection given to the data in its original location.

    Security is definitely at a much higher grade than the original place where the data is," Raman said dismissing concerns over sanctity of the classified and personal user data it will access to discharge its task.

    Raman clarified that the NATGRID is not using databases but 21 data sources.

    "NATGRID is a tool in background.It is assisting agencies. It is only a pointer, like a compass.It is like Google. When you search for anything on Google it points you to go here and go there..likewise it (NATGRID) enables an officer to very quickly get a 360-degree view of a situation...," Raman explained.

    "There will be elements of certain user agencies (in NATGRID) who have access to that data.Those user agencies, by virtue of their presence in NATGRID, will have the capability to source the information," he said.

    NATGRID begins operations; high security protocols deployed - India - DNA
     
  15. sayareakd

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    Finally they have taken data from all the sources......:thumb:
    21 Sources can be

    1. Rail.
    2. Airline
    3. Banks
    4. PAN/Tax
    5. Voter card
    6. DL
    7. Vehicle registration.
    8. Mobile phone data
    9. Landline data
    10.Police records.
    11. Aadhar
    12. Post office data.

    Please add to the list, thanks in advance.
     
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    13. Immigration
     
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    14. Internet data
    15. Insurance
    16. SEBI
    17. Land and revenue records.
     
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    18. Credit card.
     
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    19. Interpol data

    20 data from MIC, Multi-agency intelligence center.

    21 Information from press/ media
     
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    I think that GOI should direct all hotels to register their guests online, with ID cards or passport scan on it, along with option of taking snaps at the reception. This way they will get more data. Already hotels have put in video cameras at reception and entrances.
     
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    11 central agencies, which are:
    Research and Analysis Wing, the Intelligence Bureau, Central Bureau of Investigation, Financial intelligence unit, Central Board of Direct Taxes, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Enforcement Directorate, Narcotics Control Bureau, Central Board of Excise and Customs and the Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence
     

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