Research In Motion (RIM) is reportedly meeting with government officials in India later this week to discuss the government’s security concerns about the popular BlackBerry e-mail services. Government officials are reportedly concerned that messages sent using BlackBerry handsets and its e-mail server pose a security threat because they cannot be traced or intercepted.
RIM reportedly told the Indian telecom regulators that it should have a solution in the next few months. But the company also has told customers that it would be impossible to spy on user’s e-mail messages as the company does not keep a copy of the customer’s encryption key. The company also reportedly said there is no “back door” to customers communications.
In a statement, RIM said, “Governments have a wide range of resources and methodologies to satisfy national security and law enforcement needs without compromising commercial security requirements.”