Asia Bizz: After instructions from the Indian security authorities, the Canadian-based makers of BlackBerry, Research In Motion, have recently set up a server in Mumbai. The server has been set up so as to provide lawful interception of its messenger services.
An official revealed that a team of officials from the security agencies have inspected the server and the test runs are going on to check its effectiveness. The official added that the required permission for direct linkage of lawful interception of BlackBerry Messenger services will soon be issued.
RIM was earlier reluctant on making an exception to its policy of securing communications from any real time interception. But the pressure from the security agencies made the company abide by the rules.
Meanwhile, the department of telecommunication has also asked the Finnish giant Nokia to do the same done by RIM. With a separate server the push mails can be legally tracked as and when required by the security agencies. The matter of setting up a server in the country was being negotiated for a couple of years which has finally been settled. Earlier the representatives of RIM had explained that the BlackBerry mobile devices send the encrypted emails routed to BES located with the service provider.