After years of continuous legal battle, makers of Blackberry, i.e. RIM has given in to Indian government demand and has decided to set up servers in India.
Earlier RIM offered to share with security agencies its technical codes for corporate email services, but Indian government wanted the company to setup its servers in India which can be monitored by security agencies.
“RIM server was tested by the Department of Telecom and it was found to be a working solution. On the issue of intercepting e-mails passing through the Blackberry Enterprise Server, the DoT has decided to directly tap the corporate servers in India after RIM expressed its inability to set up a local server for this.”, [source].
DoT will ask telecom operators to provide a list of enterprise services within the next 15 days in order to tap the corporate accounts.
This paves the way for Indian government to go after the other enterprise messaging services like Nokia, Microsoft, Motorola and maybe, Apple (Nokia already has its messaging servers in India).
Expect an anti-globalization drive from the government in the coming days.
- Aside, Blackberry is planning to expand its footprint in India across 160 cities.
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