Research In Motion, the maker of BlackBerry, today agreed to give lawful access to its corporate e-mail and instant messaging services to Indian security agencies.
“RIM have made certain proposals for lawful access by law enforcement agencies and these would be operationalized immediately. The feasibility of the solutions offered would be assessed thereafter,” the ministry said.
India wants greater access to encrypted corporate e-mails and instant messaging, though it remains unclear precisely what concessions Research In Motion agreed to in order to avert the ban.
RIM will give the Indian government access to encrypted data from Sept. 1, while the Indian home ministry wants Google and Skype to set up servers in India.