RIM to let India monitor Blackberry services: Rpt

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New Delhi, Aug 3: On receiving complaints from the Indian Home Ministry over the security threat that the Blackberry services posed, Research in Motion (RIM) has reportedly agreed to allow Indian security agencies to monitor its services.

According to a report in The Economic Times, RIM has offered to share with Indian security agencies its technical codes for corporate email services, open up access to all consumer email within 15 days and also develop tools in six to eight months to allow monitoring of chats.

Quoting internal government documents, the leading business publication said that the maker of Blackberry is expected to provide further details on its proposals to the Indian telecoms ministry.

RIM has vowed to satisfy the security needs both of customers and governments.

This move comes after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) threatened to cut off some BlackBerry services on complaints that authorities could not access encrypted messaging data.

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