India’s Intelligence Bureau rejects RIM proposal


India’s Intelligence Bureau has rejected a new proposal from RIM, where they would help the IB to decrypt data sent from a BlackBerry to a non-BlackBerry device. The IB rejected the proposal on the grounds that it “leaks the information regarding the person whose information is being intercepted.” This is still completely separate from the main issue, BlackBerry-to-BlackBerry emails, which the Department of Telecom wants to solve by having RIM move some servers to India. The DoT reportedly said in a letter — likely a response to the letter from the Canadian government, though it isn’t clear — that RIM’s response to the request for a server move was “encouraging” and they have asked for conditions under which the move would be made.