In a statement issued today Research in Motion said that it will filter pornographic internet content for its 2 million users in Indonesia as well as open a local server so that the government of Indonesia can gain access to encrypted data.
Indonesian Communications and Information Minister Tiffatul Sembiring has called for tighter internet controls and wants RIM to block access to porn sites to comply with an anti-pornography law in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
To make a long story short, internet service providers were asked back in July of last year to restrict access to pornographic material based on a law banning such content passed back in 2008. RIM either had to comply, or, risk being shut down.
RIM said, “it is fully committed to working with Indonesias carriers to put in place a prompt, compliant filtering solution for Blackberry subscribers in Indonesia as soon as possible“.