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Government of India Postpones Blackberry Ban

Research in Motion Ltd (RIM) has been at odds with quite a few countries lately as it relates to their Blackberry service and the encryption method used by RIM protect customer data. India is one of those countries as the Government of the fast rising country and home to the second largest population in the world gave RIM an October 31, 2010 deadline to all the government access to to the protected data.

RIM and the Government of India has come to a temporary agreement which allow Blackberries to continue to be available in India at least until  a final solution is agreed upon by January 31, 2011 so that the government can have continued access to the encrypted data. Press release below.

Following continuing discussion of M/S RIM with Government of India on the issue of providing access for lawful interception, RIM has set up an interim arrangement for lawful interception of BBM services. RIM has assured the Government of India that they will provide the final solution for the lawful interception of BBM services by 31.01.2011. Accordingly, the BBM services will continue to be available.

Press Release

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