RIM says cooperating with govt and ban talks are rumours

"Please rest assured that RIM continues to be as cooperative as possible with the government in the spirit of of supporting legal and national security requirements while also preserving the legitimate security needs of corporations," RIM said in a statement.
The rumours around BlackBerry services stems from the fact that Indian government had earlier said Blackberry to provide complete access or face a ban.

The government has given RIM time till January next year to provide complete access to contents on BlackBerry devices and the telecom operators were asked to upgrade their networks to meet this requirement or discontinue the services.

"No changes to the security architecture for BlackBerry Enterprise Server customers since, contrary to any rumours, the security architecture is the same around the world and RIL truly has no ability provide its customers' encryption keys," the statement said.

BlackBerry has over one million subscribers in India, which is its one of fastest growing markets in the world in terms of new subscriber additions.

"Some of our customers in India have been enquiring about the status of RIM's ongoing discussions with the government regarding the use of strong encryption in BlackBerry products and services. RIM understands that the confidential nature of these discussions has given rise to a variety of inaccurate rumours and speculations," RIM said in a statement.
The Canada-based company made it clear that its security systems are still cutting edge by saying, "RIM maintains a consistent global standard for lawful access requirements that does not include special deals for specific countries."

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