RIM To India: Let’s Talk

News.com is reporting that RIM has asked India to join an industry forum to discuss the issues surrounding security and their products:

RIM says it wants to create a forum where the company and other mobile firms could work with the Indian government to support “the lawful access needs of law enforcement agencies, while preserving the legitimate information security needs of corporations and other organizations in India.”

So why are they doing this (Other than the clear reason that they want to keep making cash in India)? Simple. They know that folding to any one government will cause them to lose enterprise customers as well as street cred. So by standing up to them, they hope to make them back down. All I have to say is good luck with that. But it’s nice to see that RIM has grown a pair and haven’t caved into these stupid demands.

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