RIM Given 60 More Days Of Reprieve In India

The deadline set by the Indian government to impose a ban on selected RIM Blackberry services has been postponed for another 60 days.

The Indian government has agreed to extend the ban deadline by another two months after, BlackBerry maker, Research In Motion (RIM) allowed access to its encrypted data, the Guardian has reported on Monday.

The Ministry of Home Affairs along with the department of Telecommunications has decided to go through the proposal made by the Canada-based smartphone maker over next 60 days before taking any decision regarding a server in the country.

“RIM have made certain proposals for lawful access by law enforcement agencies. Any communication through the telecom networks should be accessible to the law enforcement agencies and all telecom service providers including third parties have to comply with this," stated the Indian Home Ministry.

RIM has been concerned about losing the trust of its 46 million global users, out of which nearly one million come from India, due to government’s interference in its security system. The Indian government, along with countries like UAE and Saudi Arabia has cited BlackBerry as a potential threat to national security.