The Home Ministry will take the call on extending the deadline for Blackberry-maker Research In Motion to give Indian security agencies access to data transmitted by users, Telecom Minister A Raja said today.
Asked whether the government will give more time for the Canadian firm to comply with the demand, Raja said "If necessary, it (extension) will be considered by the Home Ministry."
"We want to close it (the issue)," Raja said on the sidelines of a BSNL function here.
The government had set an August 31 deadline for RIM to provide access to its messenger and enterprise solutions, which routed encrypted data through company-owned servers, making it virtually impossible for any agency to track such data.
However, the government later extended the deadline to January.