BlackBerry manufacturer Research In Motion has been communicating with several countries about concerns over BlackBerry security lately, like the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and India. These countries have all threatened to kill off BlackBerry Messenger, Web, and Email services over concerns that the way the devices handle data opens them up to potential tampering. Today, RIM posted guidelines explaining that they would not grant access to its services beyond what is legally required by local governments. RIM continued to drive their point home, explaining that they wouldn't be making any "special deals for specific countries."
I think it's great that RIM isn't willing to budge on its stance that they won't make any concessions for countries considering shutting off BlackBerry services. However, there have been rumors as late as today that the company is working with India to make a special exception by August 31st. I'm not sure exactly what RIM is going to do, but I hope that they stand their ground in this situation. If they do, maybe India will budge and allow BlackBerry services. What do you think RIM should do?