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RIM Wants Industry Talks With Indian Government on Encryption

Published on August 26, 2010
by Beth Callaghan

Research in Motion, which faces a shutdown of its services in India on Tuesday unless it provides government access to its users’ emails, has offered to lead an industry forum that would involve other tech companies in an ongoing dialogue with the state over encryption and national security. A shutdown would affect about a million BlackBerry users in India, and could influence the outcome of similar struggles RIM currently faces in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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