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No deal yet on BlackBerry: Raja

Canada-based Research In Motion, which owns BlackBerry, has not reached any agreement with the Centre over the issue of giving access of data to the government, Communications and IT Minister A. Raja said on Thursday. HT reports. Security blues spread wider

india Updated: Aug 05, 2010 23:21 IST
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Canada-based Research In Motion (RIM), which owns BlackBerry, has not reached any agreement with the Centre over the issue of giving access of data to the government, Communications and IT Minister A. Raja said on Thursday.

"Hopefully some solution will come out soon," said Raja. He said that the officials of the Department of Telecommuni-

cations and RIM were discussing the issue. Security agencies have raised concerns over not being able to access emails sent through BlackBerry devices. Earlier, RIM said that it was not in a position to get access of a corporate customer.

"The BlackBerry security architecture for enterprise customers is based on a symmetric key system whereby the customer creates their own key and only the customer ever possesses a copy of their encryption key. RIM does not possess a master key, nor does any back door exist in the system that would allow RIM or any third party to gain unauthorised access to the key or corporate data," said the company.