And now India has toughened its scrutiny of telecoms firms with a directive demanding "access to everything". said BBC Such an action might be due to the fer of terrorism as almost in all such attacks terrorists were found with 4 to 5 Indian local SIM. It was question of worry, and exposed a big loop hole in government policy and security. These steps are also a result of the ICT Act of 2000 which was revised in 2008. This is about interpreting that act and offering guidance to companies. It is one thing to have a law, but companies don't know how to configure their systems and these are more specific rules. as said by Carsten Casper, a research director at analyst firm Gartner.
It started with Government asking for the RIM to give security services access to Blackberry's email service. And now the government is also likely to target VPN, virtual private networks, which give secure access to company networks for employees working away from their offices.
Similarly Skype is also under the scanner, Blackberry has been given an ultimatum of 60 days to come up with a solution as blackberry says that it has no master key to break in its highly encrypted mail service. Blackberry and Nokia which also provides encrypted push mail service are locating their servers in India.
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