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India gov't, RIM to discuss BlackBerry security issues

Posted: 18 Apr 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:India security? BlackBerry services? India mobile security?

The Indian government and BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion has set up a meeting to look for a way to meet India's security concerns, according to a Reuters report.

A government official disclosed the India's Ministry of Telecommunications has written to RIM asking for servers to be installed in India to help agencies monitor BlackBerry services.

A telecoms ministry spokeswoman confirmed that the meeting is set Apr. 21 to reach a solution that will be acceptable to the security agencies.

The India government has held a series of meetings with RIM and mobile operators after security concerns were raised on emails sent through BlackBerry devices that could not be traced or intercepted.

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