India to threaten Google & Skype?

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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New Delhi, Aug 13: Unofficial reports claimed that India may ask Google, Skype and other online service providers to allow the country's law enforcement agencies to access communications on their networks.

On Thursday, Aug 12 India told that it will ask service providers in the country to ensure that some BlackBerry services should be made accessible to its law enforcement agencies by Aug 31, or face a block of these services.

The Financial Times reported on Friday, Aug 13 that India plans to ask Google, Skype and other communications services to allow the access to the data.

"The meeting held by Department of Telecommunications in Jul 2010 discussed to allow India's security agencies to access the BlackBerry and other online services," said Rajesh Chharia, president of the Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI)

India wants to intercept mobile and online communications as part of its work against terrorist groups.

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