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BlackBerry quitting Pakistan, no compromise on users privacy

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LAHORE: BlackBerry quitting Pakistan after Nov 30, Marty Beard Chief Operating Officer gave complete details why Canadian telecommunication company have to leave their business.

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“Pakistan was essentially demanding unfettered access to all our BES customers’ information. The privacy of our customers in paramount to BlackyBerry, and we will not compromise that priniciple.”, said  Marty Beard in his statement.

https://twitter.com/BlackBerry/status/671211161166155776

Describing the proposal of  back doors grants open access by government he said,”The truth is that the Pakistani govermnet wanted ability to monitor all BlackBerry Enterprise Service traffic in the country, including every BES e-mail and BES BBM message. But BlackBerry will not comply with that sort of directive. As we have said many times, we do not support “back doors” granting open access to our customers” information and have never done this anywhere in the world.”

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“What we said in July when rumors of Pakistan’s decision started to swirl remains true today: ‘BlackBerry provides the world’s most secure communications platform to government, military and enterprise customers. Protecting that security is paramount to our mission. While we recognize the need to cooperate with lawful government investigative requests of criminal activity, we have never permitted wholesale access to our BES serves.”  said in statement

BlackBerry’s focus will remain on protecting corporate, government and military communications throughout the world, including in South Asia and the Middle East, wherever out technology operates. Although the Pakistani government’s directive was aimed only at our BES serves, we have decided to exist the market altogether, because Pakistan’s demand for open access to monitor a significant swath of our customers’ communications within its borders left us no choice but to exist the country entirely”, further added in statement.

 

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