DOT Ban’s Nokia’s Pushmail Service Over Security Concerns

By April 14th, 2011 AT 9:07 PM

DOT Ban's Nokia’s Pushmail Service Over Security ConcernsNokia’s Pushmail Service has been banned in India and can only start its service further unless the company agrees to resolve security concerns and place a legal monitoring system.

This ban comes at a time when Blackberry services are under the government’s scanner due to the security related issue for not providing a solution to intercept its Enterprise mail services.

TOI reports nearly 50 per cent of Nokia’s E Series business phones sold in the country get activated for e-mails.These developments came at a time when the home ministry has asked the telecom and IT departments to overhaul existing legal frameworks to broaden the meaning of telecom/internet services.

At present Nokia’s pushmail service supports major email service providers like Hotmail Yahoo and Gmail and various other leading email service providers.

TOI also reports IT ministry have been asked by the home ministry to make necessary changes in Indian Telegraph Act of 1885, the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2007.

Once the changes comes into place it will be necessary for all telecom service providers to have the systems in place to deliver authorised intercepts based on telephone numbers, device identity, email IDs, IP addresses or keywords to the national security agencies on real-time basis.

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