Centre Wants RIM To Install Servers In India
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The Government of India expects Blackberry makers to build servers in the country to monitor data passed on by the handset.
The Government of India has asked Research In Motion to install servers in India or else to close shop by the end of this month.
Research In Motion have offered a solution where specific or suspicious numbers could be given to them and they would in turn decrypt the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) and BlackBerry Enterprise mail Service (BES) of the smart phones in question, sources in the Telecom Ministry said.
However, the proposal was rejected as the telephone numbers given for monitoring could be in danger of exposing the source to an outside company and thus cause a threat to the country, the information transferred also posed a risk of being hacked.
The centre apparently has told the BlackBerry makers that they should deploy their interception server in India with the Indian Service Provider having a definitive tracking system before August 31 or else they must stop the service.