OTTAWA – Research In Motion (RIM), the manufacturers of BlackBerry devices, has said access to data may be given for court’s assistance.

The RIM vowed Tuesday to defend the legal privacy rights of BlackBerry users after a judicial commission in Pakistan ordered copies of smartphone communications in a scandal probe.

The Canadian firm reacted to news that a Pakistani commission was seeking records for a probe into an unsigned memo purported to ask for Washington’s help to rein in Pakistan’s military.

The highly controversial memo was made public in October by Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz. On Monday, the commission directed Pakistan government officials to obtain the BlackBerry “record of conversation” between Ijaz and the former envoy to the US accused of crafting the memo, Husain Haqqani.