RIM allows India access to BlackBerry data


A possible workaround to India’s difficulties accessing RIM’s BlackBerry Enterprise Servers has been put forth by the DoT – a way beyond the August 31st deadline banning services. They’ve suggested that India’s security agencies access corporate email and messenger services using monitoring systems installed with ISPs all over the country, allowing them to make a copy of every email sent out. They can already monitor BlackBerry internet services and voice calls.

The suggestion is apparently still under consideration, though reports have come in that RIM has agreed to this method of access, allowing Indian security agencies to copy client e-mails and short messages. They’ll have to specifically request for the data until November, after which it will be sent to them via automatic feeds. There has been no official statement from RIM confirming the agreement.


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