Report: RIM offers monitoring tools to India

Summary:Research In Motion has offered the Indian government information and tools to help government agencies monitor communications sent via the BlackBerry's email and messaging services.

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has offered the Indian government information and tools to help government agencies monitor communications sent via the BlackBerry's email and messaging services, according to media reports.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday said that according to the minutes of a July 26 meeting between RIM and Indian government officials — part of an ongoing series of negotiations — the company said it had "a setup to help...security agencies in tracking the messages in which security agencies are interested."

In addition, an Indian-penned summary of one of the discussions said RIM had agreed it could provide information from encrypted corporate e-mails such as when, from whom, and to whom an e-mail had been sent. During the negotiations, RIM agreed to build tools that would help Indian agencies monitor data on third-party chat applications that run on the BlackBerry, such as Gmail, according to the Journal.

For more on this story, read Report: RIM offers monitoring tools to India on CNET News.

Topics: CXO, BlackBerry, Collaboration, Hardware, Mobility

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