Ready with lo­ca­tions to con­duct ‘proof of con­cept’ for KYC: tel­cos


tel has en­sured “readi­ness to con­duct POC (proof of con­cept)” in Delhi and Meerut, while Bharat San­char Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has iden­ti­fied two lo­ca­tions in Te­lan­gana for the same.

Re­liance Jio In­fo­comm has en­sured its readi­ness to con­duct POC at two lo­ca­tions in Navi Mum­bai, while Voda­fone Idea Ltd has listed Delhi and Bara­mati in Pune Dis­trict, ac­cord­ing to the DOT. Other op­er­a­tors like Ma­hana­gar Tele­phone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) and Tata Te­le­ser­vices have also iden­ti­fied lo­ca­tions for the POC. As per the al­ter­nate dig­i­tal KYC process pro­posed by the tele­com in­dus­try for is­su­ing new mo­bile con­nec­tions, the cus­tomer ac­qui­si­tion form is to be em­bed­ded with live pho­to­graph of sub­scriber along with orig­i­nal proof of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion (POI) and proof of ad­dress (POA) doc­u­ment— dig­i­tiz­ing the end-to-end process for on-board­ing of new mo­bile sub­scribers.

DOT said only two mo­bile con­nec­tions will be pro­vided per day per POI, POA doc­u­ment to a cus­tomer by the op­er­a­tor us­ing the al­ter­nate dig­i­tal KYC process.

It said that ad­di­tional safe­guards in the pre­vail­ing guide­lines re­gard­ing out­sta­tion and for­eign cus­tomers will also be fol­lowed in the new al­ter­nate dig­i­tal KYC process. The Supreme Court (SC) in Septem­ber re­stricted the use of Aad­haar authen­ti­ca­tion by pri­vate en­ti­ties in the ab­sence of a le­gal pro­vi­sion. de­pres­sion and ob­ses­sive­com­pul­sive dis­or­der.

The lat­est gen­er­a­tion of these im­plants comes with man­age­ment soft­ware for both clin­i­cians and pa­tients. They are in­stalled on tablets and smart­phones and con­nect via Blue­tooth.

This ex­poses them to “se­ri­ous vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties” such as “sev­eral wor­ry­ing mis­con­fig­u­ra­tions in an on­line man­age­ment plat­form pop­u­lar with sur­gi­cal teams that could lead an at­tacker to sen­si­tive data and treat­ment pro­ce­dures”, “in­se­cure or un­en­crypted data trans­fer be­tween the im­plant, the pro­gram­ming soft­ware, and any as­so­ci­ated net­works”, ac­cord­ing to the Kasper­sky and Ox­ford Univer­sity re­searchers.

“Ma­nip­u­la­tion could re­sult in changed set­tings caus­ing pain, paral­y­sis or the theft of pri­vate and con­fi­den­tial per­sonal data,” the re­searchers

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