Iran to provide official email addresses to citizens to aid state-people interaction

London, July 9 (ANI): Iranian government has reportedly decided to provide its citizens with official email addresses in a bid to aid interaction between state agencies and the people.

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has also asked for less state intervention in people's private life and reduced filtering of internet along with less regulation of the country's press, Sky News reports.

According to the report, Communications minister Mohammad Hassan Nami said that the official email addresses must be used for electronic communication with the governmental agencies adding that the addresses will use 'mail.post.ir' as the domain to help maintain citizens' privacy.

The country which is under Islamist conservative leadership has more than half of its 75 million people as internet users; however, the authorities have tried to limit their access with tools including a filter that blocks many websites on the grounds they are offensive or criminal.

In order to support the new system, data centres will be set throughout Iran and the officials have also announced plans to switch Iranians onto a domestic internet network which would be largely isolated from the web, the report added. (ANI)

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