Research In Motion may have come to some sort of arrangement with Saudi Arabia over the handling of BlackBerry services data, but will they succumb to India’s threats? They’ve been handed an August 31 deadline by the government, who’ll switch BBM and email services off unless RIM gives them security access.
It’s not just RIM which India has its knickers in a knot over. Google and Skype are facing similar threats about their handling of data in the country, with India requesting the right to “intercept and monitor” communication. [Reuters, Reuters]