Department of Telecom Bans Nokia’s Push Email Service in India
The Department of Telecom (DoT) has banned Nokia’s Push e-mail services in India. The Intelligence Bureau asked the Indian service providers not to launch the proposed Push / Power Email service till it gets monitoring system.
The government has already warned Research in Motion’s (RIM) Push email service on Blackberry devices due to lack of facilities to monitor emails. They had given them last date of 31st March 2011 to provide a solution to this problem, which has been already expired.
Nokia Messaging offers push email services for Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Hotmail and Rediff mail. E-mail service is being activated in more than 50% of the E-series phones sold in the country.
The home ministry has asked DoT and IT ministry to makes changes in the Indian Telegraph Act of 1885 and Information Technology act of 2007 and provide proper framework to monitor telephone numbers, device identity, email IDs, IP addresses or keywords in real-time.