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Government of India
Ministry of Communications
11-March-2011 18:15 IST
Sharing of Messenger Services by Blackberry
Government had given January 31, 2011 as deadline to Blackberry as per their own commitment to provide a solution for Lawful Interception of messenger services in readable format to Intelligence and Security Agencies.

Research in Motion (RIM), the providers of Blackberry services, have not yet given the solution for interception of their Blackberry Enterprise Service (BES). According to RIM they do not possess any key for this service because communication offered through this service is dynamically encrypted. However, message in clear text can be obtained from the Enterprise Email Server, where it is in readable format.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Communications & Information Technology, Shri Sachin Pilot in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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