The Central Monitoring System is not being used to access people's call detail records (CDRs) "at present", State IT Minister Sanjay Dhotre informed Parliament. However, he did not clarify whether the government had any legal process in place to obtain people’s call detail records, using the surveillance system. Dhotre was responding to questions raised by BJP’s Maneka Gandhi, and Congress’ Pradyut Bordoloi, which asked whether the government had set any legal procedure for obtaining CDRs using the CMS. Another question posed to him asked whether the government had set any minimum designation level in the police or other central law enforcement agencies who were authorised to ask for CDRs using the CMS. In response, Dhotre again did not clarify whether any such minimum designation level was set. He said: “Central Monitoring System (CMS) is used by designated Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs)…
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