India Requests Google And Skype to Co-operate With Security Agencies

Indian government has asked Google, Skype and other communications providers to set up servers in India to allow security forces to intercept Internet data.

With BlackBerry agreeing to set up a server by November and Nokia all set to build a server, the Indian government has asked Google, Skype and other communications providers to set up servers, within two months in India to allow security forces to intercept Internet data.

According to Home Secretary G K Pillai, “all people who operate communication services in India should have a server in India”

The Indian government which faces threat from terrorists as well as naxals fears that the high level of encryption may be mis-used. Notices will be sent to all communication-services providers in India to allow “lawful access” to security agencies when required.

Google and Skype have confirmed that they are yet to get notices from the Indian Government.

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