BlackBerry Access Deadline of January 31st Set by India

Research In Motion still faces a ban on BlackBerry devices in India even though Research In Motion has given the Indian intelligence agencies manual access to BlackBerry Messenger services, but that isn’t apparently enough.

According to an article over on Reuters by Sumeet Chatterjee, the Economic Time has reported that the Indian government has placed a deadline of January the 31st 2011 for Research In Motion to deliver automated access to their BlackBerry Messenger service.

According to India’s top interior ministry official on October the 1st said that automated access to the BlackBerry Messenger service will enable authorities to track messages in real time. India also wants access to encrypted email traffic which is sent through RIM enterprise servers.

However apparently Research In Motion has stated that their system has been designed that only the organisation or sponsoring business has the tech capability to deliver such access. So RIM has until the 31st of January to come up with a solution.

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