Service providers asked to make Blackberry services accessible to security agencies by Aug-end

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New Delhi, Aug. 12 (ANI): The Government on Thursday asked the Telecom Department to convey to service providers that two Blackberry services be made accessible to Law Enforcement Agencies by August 31, 2010.

The decision to issue such a directive was taken during a meeting on Thursday presided by Union Home Secretary G.K.Pillai with representatives of Central Security Agencies and Telecom Department.

"The meeting asked the Telecom Department to convey to service providers that two Blackberry services namely, Blackberry Enterprise Service (BES) and Blackberry Messenger Service (BMS) be made accessible to Law Enforcement Agencies by Aug. 31, 2010," an official release stated.

"It was also decided that if a technical solution is not provided by 31st August, 2010, the Government will review the position and take steps to block these two services from the network," it further stated.

The meeting also took note of the fact that the Blackberry services like Voice, SMS and BIS have been made available to Law Enforcement Agencies. (ANI)

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