Here is encouraging news to BlackBerry users in India. Not only aren’t the Indian government and Research in Motion close on a resolution addressing concerns about “BlackBerry Security”, Canadian High Commissioner David M. Malone and RIM have sent a letter to the Indian communication and IT minister asking who they can deal with that actually has the power to make a decision.
We and RIM (Canada-based BlackBerry vendor Research-in-Motion) need to understand who in the government of India is empowered to resolve this issue. This is necessary in order to ensure the right representative from RIM at the table.
The discussion managed by DoT to date has inspired little confidence that those involved on the Indian side are actually empowered to settle the matter as Indian government’s demands of RIM keep expanding while media leaks proliferate…
Potential terrorists are now aware, because of these leaks, of technical issues unknown to most of us previously.
The fact that the requirements are a moving target and, thus far, the ones giving them don’t seem to be able to say yes or no effectively seems to make clear that this issue is going to take a while to get resolved.