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RIM says it did not give the Indian government access to BES corporate email

0. phoneArena posted on 02 Aug 2012, 15:16

RIM has denied reports coming from Indian media that claim the Canadian based manufacturer has given access to BlackBerry Enterprise Server corporate email to the Indian government; despite reports in the Economic Times that cited telecom officials, the email is encrypted and cannot be ready by RIM...

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posted on 02 Aug 2012, 16:43 2

1. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

I need a Civics class I guess. I understand ANY government worrying about illegal communication in this day and age, but BlackBerry has been very specific in answering concerns. So, if the Government of India is worried, why not verify the communication with the companies they are worried about?

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 19:41 3

2. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1273; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)

Why not go out of business by betraying your customer base. It's business as you don't know it you are naive to think that they can just give encryption keys to any corporation that the Indian government sees fit!

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 20:12

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

I suspect Indian media have it wrong - the Indian govt. got access to the BIS system. BES is specific to each customer server(s).

It came down to a simple question - do you want to do business in India? If yes, you give the govt. access. No access to the Indian govt., then they shut down traffic to and from your IP addresses in India. RIM can't exactly tell the Indian govt. where to put it.

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