RIM confident despite India Blackberry services ban threat

Research in Motion is confident that Blackberry data access measures meet India's security agency needs despite concerns raised by government officials in parliament this week

Research in Motion (RIM) is confident that Blackberry data access measures meet India's security agency needs despite concerns raised by government officials in parliament this week.

In a parliamentary written answer, junior telecoms minister Sachin Pilot said this week that Indian security agencies are not satisfied with RIM's offer of access to Blackberry Messenger (BBM) services data.

In a statement, RIM said Pilot's written response "may have been inadvertently prepared using outdated information".

The Indian government is concerned that terrorists could use encrypted services to coordinate attacks.

RIM is confident that the access to consumer data services provided in January meets the needs of India's security agencies.

The Blackberry-maker said the Indian government recognises, "at least 15 secure VPN [virtual private network] solutions from different technology vendors being used by both domestic and international organisations in India. This is clearly an industry-wide issue".

"RIM is well ahead of competitors like Nokia and others in delivering such consumer service solutions in India," the statement added.

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