RIM Says It Can't Give India Access to BlackBerry E-Mails
"We can't give a solution for enterprise services [corporate email]," said Robert Crow, RIM's VP for industry, government and university relations. "It's not possible to do so, because the keys of that service are with the corporate enterprises and corporate entity that owns the server." Earlier this month, the company gave India access to data sent via its BlackBerry messenger service, but government officials were hoping for more.
The Indian government has long maintained that access to encrypted mobile data is crucial to its domestic anti-terrorism agenda. Crow will hold further discussions with Indian authorities over the next few days, though the country has yet to set a hard deadline for resolving the issue.