Data breach: Disclosure needed from Chamber of Telecommunications

Business News of Monday, 25 May 2020

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

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The Centre for Socioeconomic Studies (CSS) is urging for disclosure by Chamber of Telecommunications over what it calls a ‘data breach’ by KelniGVG on mobile subscribers across the country.

This follows an alleged report that government, through KelniGVG has requested telecommunication companies to provide it with customers’ information and data.

In a statement issued by the centre and copied to GhanaWeb, CSS stated that: “it seeks from the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, a disclosure on whether the government of Ghana, through KelniGVG Ltd., did request from Vodafone, AirtelTigo, Glo, and internet data service providers information on their customers in an un-hashed format such as full disclosure of mobile money transactions of subscribers, dump of merchant codes and cell reference data.”

“This request, which breaches the NCA’s guidelines on data requirements for the implementation of E.I. 63, was made to MTN Ghana via an email from KelniGVG ([email protected]) as revealed by MTN Ghana in its affidavit available at the High Court, General Jurisdiction, Accra,” it added.

Read the full statement below;

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