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 October 1, 2010  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Ben Woods reports:

Indian authorities are unhappy with suggestions proposed by BlackBerry manufacturer Research In Motion in response to requests for access to encrypted device data, according to reports.

The Indian Economic Times suggested on Friday that Research In Motion’s (RIM) proposals were not satisfactory to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). The proposals included DoT directly approaching enterprises to request encryption keys for the manufacturer’s smartphones.

In an internal memo seen by the newspaper, the Indian authorities noted that they were still unable to monitor or intercept email or instant messages sent through RIM’s encrypted BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES).

Read more on ZDNet (UK)

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