India orders suspension of some mobile messaging services
22 Feb 11

Last week the Indian government ordered telecom operators to suspend all mobile messaging services that cannot be monitored by law enforcement agencies, citing national security reasons. The government had given Research In Motion (RIM), the BlackBerry’s Canadian manufacturer, until 31 January to provide it with access to encrypted data on BlackBerry Enterprise Server. RIM says it is unable to do so as it does not hold the keys to the encrypted data. Last year RIM had provided the government with the ability to monitor some of its other services including BlackBerry Messenger and email.