Govt will insist on solution to Enterprise Mail:Chidambaram

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New Delhi, Jan 31 (PTI) The government today said itwill "insist" that Canadian-manufacturer of Blackberryprovides solution to interception of Enterprise Mail, deadlinefor which ends today.

Noting that a decision would be taken soon on whether toallow the BlackBerry Enterprise Mail or not, Home Minister PChidambaram said he expected that Research-in-Motion (RIM),manufacturer of the smart phones, would be able to find somesolution.

"I think a decision will be taken today by the Ministryof Home Affairs and the Telecom Ministry. I am not yet beenbriefed on the development in the last few days.

"As I said, like they have given us a solution to theMessenger service, we will insist that they give us thesolution for the enterprise service too," Chidambaram toldreporters after presenting monthly report of his ministry.

The BlackBerry had been given time till today to give asolution to the real time interception of its enterprise mail,but sources indicated that it could be extended by anotherfortnight or a month.

The comments from the minister came in the backdrop ofBlackBerry makers saying that providing solution to access itsenterprise mail service is "not possible" and asserting thatthe issue was not unique to them and has to be dealt at anindustry level.

"There is no possibility of us providing any kind of asolution. There is no solution, there are no keys to behanded...It''s not possible to do so because the keys of theservice are in possession of the corporate enterprises," RIMVice-President (Industry, Government and University Relations)Robert E Crow had said earlier.

Security agencies have been demanding access to allBlackBerry services as part of efforts to fight militancyand security threats over the Internet and through telephonecommunications.

RIM encrypts emails as they travel between a BlackBerrydevice and its BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES).

Earlier this month, RIM had said that it has deliveredthe technology to monitor contents on its messenger service(BBM) and had asked the government to issue a directive to theoperators to connect to its new automated service.

This new service will automatically render lawfullyintercepted BlackBerry Messenger messages in a format readableby Indian agencies.

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