Oct 122010
 October 12, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

John Ribeiro reports:

Research In Motion (RIM) will likely gain more time to run its BlackBerry service in India as it negotiates with the government on giving access to data on its networks to law enforcement agencies.

An official in the country’s home ministry said Tuesday on condition of anonymity that an extension from the earlier Oct. 31 deadline set by the government is likely, as negotiations between RIM and the government continue.


The negotiations between the Indian government and RIM are stuck on the issue of access to RIM’s business email and communications service, called the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

RIM has maintained that it does not possess a “master key”, nor does any “back door” exist in the system that would allow RIM or any third party, under any circumstances, to gain access to encrypted corporate information.

Read more on Computerworld.

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