The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said that it could move to restrict or monitor BlackBerry mobile phones, as they pose a “national security risk”.
The region’s telecoms regulator said “BlackBerry operates beyond the jurisdiction of national legislation” as it stores its data offshore.
It said it was concerned that misuse may have “serious social, judicial and national security repercussions”.
Critics branded the moves as “repressive”.
The media freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders told BBC News that while the UAE was playing a “technological leadership role in the Arab world” this was backed by “repressive laws” and a “general trend of intensified surveillance”.
Read More/Source: BBC News