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Govt stand on BlackBerry firm: Chidambaram

PTI  New Delhi, August 31, 2010
First Published: 23:55 IST(31/8/2010) | Last Updated: 23:58 IST(31/8/2010)

Home Minister P Chidambaram today said government's stand on providing access to data by Blackberry mobile phone maker Research In Motion (RIM) is "firm" and there was "no uncertainty" over the issue.

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"I have been very busy during the last 48 hours. I have not looked at the papers given by them (RIM). Our stand is firm. We look forward to get access to data... There is no uncertainty over it," he said during a programme 'Securing India's Future- The Role of Young Indians' organised by Young Turks and CII here.

"All security concerns (related to BlackBerry) needs to be addressed," the Home Minister said.

RIM had yesterday escaped a ban on its popular core services for at least two months after it offered to give security agencies access to them with immediate effect.

The Canadian phonemaker RIM had yesterday also made certain proposals for giving access to encrypted BlackBerry Enterprise Services (BES) and BlackBerry Messenger Services (BMs) by the country's law enforcement agencies.

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