RIM offers India lawful interception of Blackberry data

Blackberry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has offered lawful interception in its security architecture through cloud computing from Indian operators, according...

Blackberry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has offered lawful interception in its security architecture through cloud computing from Indian operators, according to the India Times.

RIM has faced increasing pressure from India to provide access to some of its data and has faced criticism from other countries, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

All three governments requested access to Blackberry's encrypted corporate e-mail service and messaging services, amid fears that these could be used by terrorists.

The newspaper said RIM has told the Indian government that the company's infrastructure is ready to receive and process through the cloud computing-based system, lawfully intercepted Blackberry Messenger data from Indian service providers.

The move comes after RIM assured Indian authorities the company would provide a "final solution" for the lawful interception of Blackberry Messenger services by 31 January 2011.

India's Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the Intelligence Bureau to validate the technology being offered by RIM, the paper said, citing unnamed sources.

The Canada-based company has reiterated that its security systems are still cutting edge by saying, "RIM maintains a consistent global standard for lawful access requirements that does not include special deals for specific countries.

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