By Nancy Gohring
IDG News Service
November 17, 2010
Research In Motion has not agreed to turn over corporate data sent to
and from BlackBerry devices to the Indian government, contrary to
reports that surfaced on Wednesday, RIM said.
"RIM has once again found it necessary to address certain media reports
in India containing inaccurate and misleading statements and information
based on unsubstantiated claims from unnamed sources," it said in a
The statement follows a report in Mint, an online Indian business news
site, that was picked up widely. Citing unnamed government officials,
the report said that RIM had agreed to provide recorded data from
BlackBerry Enterprise Servers to the Indian government and was working
on a way to offer live access to the data to the government.
RIM confirmed that it continues to talk with the government in India and
said that such talks revolve around four principles that RIM follows in
providing carriers with the capabilities necessary to allow for lawful
access to customer data. Those include that the carriers' capabilities
be limited strictly to the context of access governed by the country's
law and that the carriers must also allow only the same amount of access
to BlackBerry consumer services as to RIM's competitors.
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