Monday, 5 March 2012

Double standards (Iran)

MTN Group has denied allegations made by a US-based lobbying group that it bought technology that allowed the Iranian government to track mobile users, saying in a letter to a US lobbying group, that its Iranian unit is compliant with all laws, Dow Jones Newswires has reported. The claim was made in a letter to MTN's CEO in January. Similar claims have been made of Huawei and Nokia. However the Lawful Interception Management System is a feature of mobile network architecture, mandated by the US Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA). Ho hum.