August 20, 2010 by Robert Dewald (IPilogue Editor)
Robert Dewald is a J.D. Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School
Canadian telecommunications giant Research in Motion (RIM), which manufacturers the popular BlackBerry, has reportedly offered information and tools to assist India’s government in monitoring encrypted emails and messaging services (Reuters). India, which had threatened to shut down the BlackBerry service, is the latest country to pursue access to user communications from RIM. Recently the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have also threatened to ban BlackBerry services unless RIM provides access to user data (Reuters).