With its line of BlackBerry smartphones set to be banned from India at the end of this month, RIM’s steps at mitigating the ban may be working for now as the company has ceded to some of the Indian government’s requests, though the exact terms are still unknown.
India had wanted access to confidential and encrypted information sent to and from a BlackBerry smartphone, citing security concerns, but Research in Motion had said in the past that this access was not possible. The exact terms of the RIM-India deal are not known, but according to India, “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 Indian government is saying that they will re-evaluate RIM’s proposal and solution again after 60 days.
If a ban would have gone into effect at the end of the month, it is estimated that 1 million BlackBerry users would be affected by the move.
Next Story: Bing Search Makes Way to Verizon Android Devices
- 2014-04-21 BlackBerry Classic Pegged For November Release
- 2014-04-20 BlackBerry's CEO "Really Likes" The Idea Tablet
- 2014-04-20 BlackBerry 10.3 Early Build Shown Off On Video
- 2014-04-16 BlackBerry 10.2.1 Software Update Hits Q10 And Z10
- 2014-04-15 BlackBerry And NantHealth Team Up For Healthcare-Specific Smartphone
- 2011-08-09 India may ban Blackberry devices if they don't conform to security demands
- 2010-07-29 BlackBerry May Be Banned In India Due To Its Strong Encryption
- 2010-07-29 India will not ban BlackBerrys
- 2010-08-11 India could stop BlackBerry services temporarily
- 2010-08-26 RIM Proposes BlackBerry Compromise to Mitigate India Ban