Friday, September 3, 2010

ITU Requires Blackberry Gives Access to the Data

Widespread problem on blocking the Blackberry is appealing the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). They even asked RIM to cooperate with the state government. Leadership of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) hopes Blackberry manufacturer, Research in Motion (RIM), may provide the possibility of a legal entity of a country to be able to access customer data for legal purposes.

"The government of a country that is trying to combat terrorism have the right to gain access to user information from the manufacturer of the Blackberry, RIM," said Secretary General of ITU Hamadoun Toure. According to Hamadoun, it is a 'request earnestly' mandatory was filled, and there should be cooperation between both parties, both government and private parties to solve urgent security issues like this.

Previously, Saudi Arabia and the countries the United Arab Emirates took the decision to block RIM's Blackberry service if not willing to work together to give access to information related to encrypted communication that occurs between Blackberry users in the country. In addition to Arabic and the UAE, following India, Brazil, even Indonesia will do the same thing.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I agree. In Australia they are talking about a content filter too.


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