Research In Motion is hoping to find a solution to its drawn-out security battle with India by creating an industry forum to address the government's concerns.
RIM says it wants to create a forum where the company and other mobile firms could work with the Indian government to support "the lawful access needs of law enforcement agencies, while preserving the legitimate information security needs of corporations and other organizations in India."
RIM hopes to find a middle ground with India, which has said that if the company doesn't loosen security on its e-mail and instant-messaging services by the end of the month, RIM's messaging tools will be blocked by the country's wireless service providers. The Indian government, like those of United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Indonesia, contends that RIM's security encryption is too strict and limits the government's ability to monitor potentially dangerous communication.
In a statement, RIM said it believes the Indian government should value "the integrity and security of sensitive corporate information." If the government banned the encrypted communication, RIM said, it "would severely limit the effectiveness and productivity of India's corporations."
RIM is staying strong in the face of the Indian government's demands and indicated that it's not planning on giving in.… Read more