India Demands Blackberry Corporate E-mail Access

The Indian government has again insisted that Blackberry maker Research in Motion (RIM) give it unrestricted access to corporate e-mail accounts.

According to The Wall Street Journal, India’s Home Minister P. Chidambaram has told reporters that the government will ask RIM to provide the means to access corporate e-mails.

The Canadian phone maker previously agreed to allow the Indian government and its security agencies to lawfully access the messages sent over Blackberry’s messenger services. The government believes that encrypted services like BlackBerry messenger and e-mail, GTalk and Skype could be used by terrorist organisations to communicate without being tracked.

RIM continues to maintain that it is impossible to provide access to BlackBerry’s corporate email data.

“No changes can be made to the security architecture for BlackBerry Enterprise Server [corporate email] customers since, contrary to any rumours, the security architecture is the same around the world and RIM truly has no ability to provide its customers' encryption keys,” the company had said in a statement.