R. Jai Krishna reports:
India’s federal home ministry is examining a report by an expert panel on monitoring data transmitted though telecommunications networks after security agencies and a technical committee failed to find a way to decrypt some of the data, the government said Wednesday.
Security agencies have been able to access telecom services, including Blackberry, through interception and monitoring facilities provided by service providers, junior Telecom Minister Milind Deora told lawmakers in the lower house of parliament.”However, security agencies have intimated that they are not able to decrypt some of encrypted intercepted communication.”
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So what next? Will they ban encrypted communications? How much more will Blackberry and other service providers bend over?