Reports have claimed that the Canada has contacted India and stated that specific security issues are not justified to BlackBerry alone and suspension of their services would offer no clear results. The clock is ticking on RIM and it's deadline imposed by the Indian Government. The Ministry of Home Affairs has taken a hard stance relating to security concerns and the monitoring of encrypted data. India's stance: Provide a solution by Aug. 31st or close shop.
In a communication by the Canada High Commission, "it is not productive to impose deadlines in such matters." With over 1 million BlackBerry users and over 900 corporate houses and companies in India, what would the impact be for these people if services were discontinued?
Canada feels that the Indian Government has all the rights to find a solution to its security concerns, which are legitimate, but to terminate service would be the wrong way to do it. Following this hard-lined stance and targeting RIM would bring on economic and logistical downfalls for many companies located in India.
During many rounds of previous meetings, issues have been brought up concerning other ISP's like Google, GMail and Skype. RIM feels it is not just a BlackBerry issue and should address encryption technology at the industry level. VOdaphone has already provided customers with an advisory to be prepared for a possible disruption of service come August 31st.
Here are some questions I'd like to hear your thoughts on:
Should Canadian government be involved with India's issue with RIM?
Who will suffer more with the BlackBerry ban, India or RIM?
Is the Indian government trying to spy on corporations for it's own gains?
Rim Should Just Pull out of india everything litterally an farewell to the consumers of Blackberrys blame the government an their greedy needs, i believe india would suffer due to the ban i also think other cell phone companys would do the the same and leave. it really is highly unnecessary to have such a encryption key as requested!? Canadian government should stay away, the internet is safe its that simple
One conspiracy theory I read was that the Indian Government wants to infiltrate companies transmissions via text and mobile to blackmail them because of their own greed. They don't have a tight enough hold on their population, so this would be one way to do it. Sounds kind of like what they're trying to do with RIM. Blackmail...give us the security encryptions or you're banned from doing business here.