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PTA to Record User Data from All Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

Lahore – With the increasing number of Wi-Fi Hotspots at public places, PTA has come up with regulations to facilitate service providers and its users through proper check and balances.The regulator issued a draft of “Data Retention of Internet extended to WiFi-Hotspots Regulations, 2018″.

These regulations shall apply to Access Providers and Class Licensing Registration licensees with the mandate to register, maintain and retain information of people using data services through Wi-Fi Hotspots at public places as prescribed under these new regulations.All Wi-Fi Hotspot service providers are required to retain information/data of users from public Wi-Fi hotspots.

Service providers/Licensee(s) will have to provide this user information to the Authority or its authorized officer(s) as and when required.You Can Get Free Wi-Fi in Punjab At These Locations.Licensee(s) are required devise a mechanism so that minimum information is required from the users via an an automated mechanism:

Full name of the user
CNIC number /passport numbers (in case of foreigners)
Mobile number [shall be used as Login ID]
Acceptance of Terms and Conditions to use of such Data Services facilities
Generation of password through SMS.
Licensee(s) will have to observe technical expertise and arrangements, as provided in Class Licensing Registration Regulation, 2007, the draft of PTA regulation stated.

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