Nokia India on Thursday completed installation of servers that will enable security agencies to lawfully snoop into users’ emails and messages. Both Nokia and RIM have been asked by India’s domestic intelligence agency to create lawful interception facilities earlier this year. RIM has until January 2011 to follow in Nokia’s steps, according to the Times of India.
India’s intelligence agency demanded access because they fear such services may be used by terrorists.
“As a responsible corporate citizen, we follow all local laws and regulations that are required by the government authorities,” said D. Shivakumar, Managing Director and Vice President for Nokia India. Even while fulfilling legal obligations, Nokia assured its customers in India that their privacy would be protected.
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