RIM Confirms Its Dedicated Server In Mumbai, India, Bowed Over India’s Monitoring Request But Enterprise Services Are Exempt

Posted on Feb 23 2012 - 6:27am by Editorial Staff

The blackberry maker company, Research In Motion (RIM) has confirmed reports that it has set up a dedicated server in Mumbai, India which will allow the government to monitor its network across the country – the update which was reported by the local media in the country carried out the government officials comments indicated that RIM had introduced a server in Mumbai.

The servers have been inspected by a team of officers and permission for direct linkage for lawful interception was expected to be issued shortly, PTI reported today. Both the government and BlackBerry manufacturers were in sigh of “logjam” condition over its services in the country as the varied security agencies had raised a red flag over its operations.

The government believes that BES is not of very high importance to intelligence and security agencies though it will ask service providers to share a list of all servers. There are about 5,000 BES servers in India. The Indian government also plans to put the same mechanism in place for Nokia’s push mail service.

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