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BlackBerry to give India encrypted data

08-31-2010 08:24 BJT

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BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has agreed to give the Indian government access to encrypted data which it can use immediately.

RIM made the decision in an attempt to avoid a ban on its services. The Indian government has been discussing with RIM over the last few weeks on the issue of "lawful access" of BlackBerry's email and messenger.

India says it wants to fully track and read BlackBerry's secure email and instant messaging services that officials fear could be misused by militants or to create political instability.

The Indian government announced Monday that RIM gave in, just ahead of its August 31st deadline, and the Canadian firm has decided to give the government access by September the first.

Onkar Kedia, Spokesman, Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, said, "Ministry of Home Affairs have made it clear that any communication through the telecom networks should be accessible to the law enforcement agencies and all telecom service providers including third parties have to comply with this. The Ministry of Home Affairs will review the situation within 60 days by which time the Department of Telecommunications is expected to submit its report."


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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