RIM Gives India Access to BlackBerry Messenger Services, But Not Email

By January 13th, 2011 AT 5:26 PM

After the on-going controversy from last several months over BlackBerry Services in India, Research In Motion (RIM) submitted another proposal to the Indian security agencies on lawful interception of BlackBerry Enterprise (BES) and Messenger Services (BBM).

Research In Motion (RIM) today said it had given a solution ahead of a January 31st which is target date that enables Indian wireless carriers lawful access to consumer services including the BlackBerry Messenger, but excluding access to corporate emails.

The company said that ” The lawful access capability now available to RIM’s carrier partners meets the standard required by the government of India for all consumer messaging services offered in the Indian marketplace.”

“We also wish to underscore, once again, that this enablement of lawful access does not extend to BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), which is essentially an enterprise VPN solution, referring to its corporate email server.

Earlier RIM was said that BlackBerry Enterprise Service customers create their own key and RIM does not possess any master key to decode the data. The encrypted traffic is delivered through RIM’s servers, based mostly in Canada, though corporate clients can choose to host their servers elsewhere.

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