Internet surfers, beware! Soon, all browsing data from cyber cafes will be accessible to Noida police.
Senior superintendent of police Amitabh Yash on Saturday unveiled a plan to check cyber crime in the city as part of his concept paper for policing. The press conference was held at Golf Course.
“Till now, all cyber cafes operating in the city have been registered and they have been directed to keep the identity proof of all visitors. Now, going a step further, we plan to access all data surfed by anyone at these outlets through a common server.
“Three private companies have been selected for the project. After a presentation and trial, the best-suited firm will be chosen,” Yash said.
When asked about funding for the project, Yash said, “The private company will earn through advertisement revenues. Neither police nor cyber cafe owners will have to spend any amount.”
Cyber cafe owners, when contacted by Hindustan Times, said that the move will affect footfall.
The number of visitors has already declined as laptops are becoming popular.