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Telecom Bill, 2023 tabled in the Lok Sabha : Key highlights

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  1. Telecommunications Bill, 2023 introduced by Electronics & Information Technology Minister aims to amend and consolidate telecom laws.
  2. Seeks to replace outdated laws like the Indian Telegraph Act 1885 and Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act 1933.
  3. Defines telecommunication broadly, encompassing various transmission methods and internet-based services.
  4. Includes provisions for national security, allowing temporary possession of telecom services in emergencies, prioritizing messages, and exempting journalists from interception under specific circumstances.
  5. Emphasizes procurement of telecom equipment and services from trusted sources, reflecting geopolitical concerns.
  6. Highlights biometric-based identification for telecom service provision to counter fake or forged document usage.
  7. AI-driven solutions like ASTR (Artificial Intelligence and Facial Recognition powered Solution for Telecom SIM Subscriber Verification) used to detect suspected connections among 87 crore mobile connections.
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