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Blackberry finally bows down to Indian demand – Offers FULL access

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Research in Motion, maker of BlackBerry have finally bowed down to Indian Governments demand to allow access to their messaging system – RIM will provide full data access to the Indian authorities.

To be honest, I did not think that the outcome will come out today – I was thinking more on the lines of delay of another 2-3 weeks. However, Indian Authorities have got their way. [Our earlier post on possible scenarios that this decision would have gone…]

Blackberry Full access

For RIM, they really did not have much of a choice..did they? They had to give access if they had to survive in this fastest growing Indian Telecom Market. RIM today has over 1 Million users in India, majority of who are corporate tie-ups.

RIM will now be placing their servers in India, so as to offer full access to Indian Authorities. [Source: source, 2]

The important thing now would be – How will other countries react to this? RIM has set the tone by giving access to India for its messaging service. I surely see every Government asking for the same.

Blackberry has now given away their U.S.P – Secure Email & Messaging Access. It would be quite interesting to see what follows and how other countries react to this decision.

Only time will tell…

  1. […] a company like RIM [Blackberry Makers] had to bow down to demands of Indian Government on opening up their messenger services. Indian security agencies wanted to gain […]

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  3. vishal arya says

    looks like you guys dont moderate comments so often so i am going to swear in comment only to get your attention …. assholes put up the correct map of india

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  5. rahul says

    BUT even in the US there is legal intercept (LI)! Post 9/11 all telecom manufacturers made tons of money complying with these requirements! you are mistaken – they are secure – just not secure against government!

    If Uncle Sam asks RIM for data/access – they HAVE TO provide it!

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