Inside of Iran: Reza Taqipour, Iran’s Communications and Information Technology Minister stressed on Tuesday’s Iran International Communications Seminar that the National Internet Network will be equipped with national emails and a national search engine.
“One of the main aims of the National Internet Network is gathering information from and managing emails inside the country so that security issues in this sector be dealt with”…
According to the Five Year Law of the Fifth Development Plan, the Ministry of Communications is obligated to create and develop a national information network and a secure and permanent internal data center by following sharia and the country’s national security. Until the end of this program, 60 percent of families and all businesses have to be connected to the National Information and Internet Network.
Reza Naqipour also stressed that filtering in the social network is more than what is in the minds of internet uses and said, “Filtering is existent in the internet in an invisible manner to protect the network and prevent internet attacks and many other issues”. (Mehr state-run news Agency, Radio Farda Website – Jul. 28, 2011)