BlackBerry To Continue Operation In Pakistan Without Sharing Information To Authorities

January 1, 2016 9:14 pm0 commentsViews: 55

Pakistan has backtracked and BlackBerry Limited is reported to continue its operations in the country.

BlackBerry To Continue Operation In Pakistan Without Sharing Information To Authorities

Earlier it was reported the company would stop operation in Pakistan over the demands of the government to get backdoor access to all the BSES services.

On Friday the mobile giant confirmed officially the government has dropped the demand and hence they will continue the operation in Pakistan without giving away any data access.

Chief Operating Officer of the Canadian manufacturer Marty Chief said, “We are grateful to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and the Pakistani government for accepting BlackBerry’s position that we cannot provide the content of our customers’ BES traffic, nor will we provide access to our BES servers.”

After the demands of Pakistan’s government the company had warned to be stopping its services if the order of unfettered access to its BlackBerry Enterprise Servers, including BlackBerry Mail and Messenger, persists from authorities.

However, about a month ago the BlackBerry CEO suggested to be offering the information to the government under emergency circumstances, but it would not include the actual communications between users. The company would rather offer useful information like location of the phone and certain meta-data.

BlackBerry faced similar requests from couple of other countries including Saudi Arabaia and India in 2010.

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