In May we found that there was an interesting bill C-285 presented in the Canadian House of Commons allowing for BlackBerry wiretapping and snooping by police. I cannot seem to find what happened to that bill in the end but some of the concerns may be valid. Doug over at ZDnet caught a interesting report by the Vancouver Sun. In it they review a Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the use of BlackBerrys by gangs.
Imrie confirmed when police get a warrant for a criminal’s BlackBerry messages it can be difficult to intercept them. "The use of BlackBerries may allow them to circumvent lawful access … (with) the encryption involved in the transmission," said Imrie. Even when police confiscate a criminal’s actual BlackBerry, he said, cracking its password to view the messages stored on it can be a challenge.
I guess the high level of security on BlackBerrys has uses beyond regular enterprise behavior… What do you think?
Thanks DavidB for sending this one in!