To allow users to protect their data, the telecom ministry has launched a web portal that allows users to blacklist their mobile phones once stolen or lost. The services that were launched in Maharashtra back in September 2019, will now also be operational in Delhi soon.
The project, which is backed by Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIRs), proved to be successful in Maharashtra. Therefore the government decided to expand it in the national capital as well.
The ministry of telecom has been compiling a list of International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI), 15-digit unique serial number for mobile phones, under Equipment Identity Register (EIR) since 2017. The platform will help users block their phones and any access to it, preventing any further damage due to data loss.
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