Summary Box: Indian government sets Aug 31. deadline for BlackBerryBy AP
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Summary Box: India sets BlackBerry deadline
THE THREAT: India’s Home Ministry says it will block BlackBerry corporate e-mail and messaging services unless the device’s manufacturer makes data easily available to its intelligence and law enforcement agencies. The deadline is Aug. 31.
WHY: India says the services could be used by militant groups.
THE RESPONSE: BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. says it won’t compromise on the secure nature of its corporate services and won’t give any country “special deals.”