RIM will allow 'lawful' access to BlackBerry data

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Toronto, Aug 13: Research In Motion (RIM), BlackBerry maker, told that it 'has drawn a firm line' on access to communications on BlackBerry smart phones. RIM will allow government agencies only for 'lawful' access to its data.

On Thursday, Aug 12 Indian government gave a 19 days deadline to RIM to fix the issues over security concerns. Government will review the situations and ban on BlackBerry messenger and e-mail service after Aug 31.

Indian government asked RIM that it's encrypted email and other data services must be readable by security services.

"Contrary to any rumours, the security architecture is the same around the world and RIM truly has no ability to provide its customers" encryption keys,"" said RIM.

RIM officials also told that company maintains a global standard for lawful access and makes no special deals with individual countries.

So it remains to be seen how RIM fulfills India"s demand of access to the BlackBerry enterprise communications.

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