RIM's new proposal rejected, faces shut down

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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New Delhi, Oct 1: The conflict between the Indian government and BlackBerry maker, Research in Motion (RIM), will continue as the new proposal submitted by RIM has been rejected by telecommunications ministry.

On Friday, Oct 1, 2010, Economic Times reported that the telecommunications ministry has rejected RIM's new solution for the access to their encrypted BlackBerry corporate email services. The report also added that telecommunications ministry reported that the security agencies have been unable to intercept or monitor secure email communication in readable format.

Indian government asked RIM to provide access to their encrypted email services over national security concerns. Government asked RIM to set up a local server in India to decrypt the mails but RIM offered another proposals like implementing full and partial solutions for different applications including messenger services and corporate emails.

Indian along with some other middle east countries threatened RIM to close BlackBerry service if it refuses to give access to their encrypted data.

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