Blackberry makes offer to India in face of ban

| 30/08/2010

BBC): Blackberry-maker Research in Motion has said it is willing to work with India to support the country’s need for "lawful access" to encrypted services. RIM and the Indian government are holding last-minute talks ahead of a 31 August deadline, when a ban on the devices is due to begin. India wants the ability to monitor secure e-mail and instant messaging services provided by the firm. RIM maintains that it does not do "specific deals" with countries. The firm said that it had now offered to "lead an industry forum focused on supporting the lawful access needs of law enforcement agencies".



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