The private data of subscribers, including name, surname, date of birth, gender, occupation, education, national code, zip code and address, are their privacy and protected by Mobile Communication Company of Iran (MCI).
According to a report released by Public Relations of MCI, on Tuesday evening, in a report broadcasted by 20:30 news program of IRIB 2, it was argued by some of participants of Elecomp 2011 Exhibition (without saying their name) that they officially receive the private data of subscribers of Hamrah-e-Avval and Irancell networks.
According to this report, Hamrah-e-Avval, which has offered mobile telephone service since August 10th, 1994 for the first time in Iran, has committed itself to protect the privacy of the honorable subscribers and never disclosed the private data of its subscribers to anybody including their name, surname, date of birth, gender, occupation, education, national code, zip code and address. Also, for observation of privacy and prevention from access of unauthorized people to such data, Hamrah-e-Avval normally puts the bill on envelops that the said data no to be accessible by the distributers and other people.
The report adds: the contractors, who send mass SMS to the subscribers, can only select the type of network and city or province of the subscribers (whether prepaid of postpaid) without any access to the telephone number of the subscribers.
At the end of the report, the argument of 20:30 News Program has been fully rejected by Hamrah-e-Avval and the company requested the authorities to introduce the people who made such a false argument to follow up the case via the Judiciary.