The government has once again extended by two months the deadline for Research in Motion (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry smartphones, to provide access to its enterprise services data to the security agencies. The new deadline is December 31.
The decision was taken by the Home Ministry after a meeting with representatives of RIM and the ministry of communications and IT.
Sources said that RIM had sought more time as it is not in a position to meet the October 31 deadline to provide access.
The previous deadline of September 22 was extended as no telecom operator could upgrade their networks so that enterprise emails could be intercepted by Intelligence agencies.
The whole security issue began when the government warned RIM it would ban its BlackBerry enterprise services if it fails to provide intelligence agencies access to these.