India wants to intercept Skype, Google communications

An Indian minister said that the country had asked a number of companies to allow them to monitor communications

By , IDG News Service |  IT Management, Google, privacy

Google, Skype and other companies providing communications services in India will have to make provisions for interception of these communications by India's security agencies, former Indian Home Secretary G.K. Pillai said in September.

Under the law, the government can demand access under specific conditions, but a blanket permission to access could antagonize the companies involved, as well as investors, and consumers in the country, analysts said.

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