The fight between DoT(Department of Telecommunications,
Who can afford to leave the country with the highest growth in cell phone users? Finally, RIM has agreed to share the data with DoT. Or better, I should say that they have agreed to handover the data to DoT. Blackberry uses Public(with user) and Private(with company) key in its encryption system. Private key is held by RIM. Now, they have offered to give the private keys to DoT with an if clause, "if DoT will assume full resposibility and bear the consequences in case of a data loss or data theft."
If DoT agrees to this, I will say they have taken the bait. Since security systems in
Also, Blackberry is used by many users for bank transactions and similar stuff because of its high security. So, if DoT loses the data, think of the damage it can do! Millions of bank accounts and credit card numbers and private messages floating around!!
This is the first case where RIM is known to have shared the security details with a government. There is also a rumor that RIM plans for a similar deal with
Any thoughts by Blackberry users?