demanding Canadian smartphone manufacturer and network operator Research in
Motion (RIM) to filter pornographic content currently available through its
BlackBerry handsets, the government has asked the company to set up a data
center in Indonesia.
telecommunication companies operating in Indonesia have already obeyed this
rule. Why won’t RIM abide by it too? I think they should, and [it must be]
completed soon. No delays,” Indonesian Information and Communication Minister
Tifatul Sembiring said Monday as quoted by kompas.com.
an RIM data center in Indonesia, law enforcers here could track down any
lawbreakers using BlackBerry handsets, which could be particularly useful in
corruption cases, Tifatul said.
government will be firm in its stance, he said.
said the establishment of a local data center was among seven terms of
agreement set out between the Indonesian government and RIM in 2010.
the seven, so far RIM has posted official representatives in Indonesia, set up
an RIM service center, used local resources and used local content.
Tifatul has also set a deadline for RIM to block access to
pornographic sites using its handsets, which he says must be in place by Jan.