Research in Motion (RIM) and the Indian government seem to have reached a temporary agreement in their battle over the monitoring of RIM’s networks in the country.
“Following the continuing discussion of RIM with the Government of India on the issue of providing access for lawful interception, RIM has set up an interim arrangement for lawful interception of BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) services,” India’s Press Information Bureau said in a press release.
According to the release, RIM has until Jan. 31, 2011 to provide a final solution, and BlackBerry’s services will continue in the meantime.
This disagreement has gone on since the end of the summer, when India originally threatened to shut down BlackBerry’s corporate email and messaging services in the country if RIM didn’t hand over the keys to information traveling over its network. India cited security concerns for its request, but RIM has repeatedly asserted that it can’t give access to the network because it doesn’t even have the ability to do so. RIM has said that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server was “purposely designed to exclude the capability for RIM or any third party to read encrypted information.” Read Full Story From Publisher