The Communication Authority of the Maldives (CAM) has declared that phone calls are traced in the Maldives in “accordance with the law”.
Head of CAM Ilyas Ahmed told newspaper Haveeru that CAM gave priority to ensuring the privacy of phone calls made in the Maldives, and said it would not be easy to trace them.
He insisted that CAM would not allow anyone to listen and record phone calls illegally.
Ilyas also stated that a normal citizen would not be able to record or listen to traced phone calls, but said police did have the capacity.
He told local media that police and the MNDF did not have to seek permission from CAM to listen or record phone calls, and therefore CAM was not aware of the extent of the phone tapping.