May 11, 2006

Filtering office launched by IT Ministry

“The ministry of communications’ newly launched filtering office does not aim at judicial prosecution of the ISPs that provide service to illegal websites,” said Abdulmajid Riazi, the IT deputy of the ministry of communications.

According to Riazi, the previous softwares used for filtering were all located out of the country and therefore the IT office of ministry of communication did not have full control of them. Riazi mentioned this as the reason for filtering some websites by mistake. According to Riazi, the ministry of communications has now ordered the required filtering softwares to local software companies to localize the filtering system of Iran. This system that will be launched within a month has the ability to recognize websites that contain illicit words even after one user inside Iran visits those websites.

Source: Baztab

Posted at May 11, 2006 01:02 PM