Watch the Watchmen Series Part 2 : The Centralised Monitoring System

The Centralised Monitoring System (CMS) is an ambitious surveillance system that monitors text messages, social-media engagement and phone calls on landlines and cell phones, among other communications. It has been set up by the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) and is operated by the Telecom Enforcement Resource and Monitoring (TERM) cells under the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). Like the NATGRID, the CMS has also been developed by the government to strengthen the security structure of the country.

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