Sep 2, 2010 News
Security is a huge concern and RIM should respect it more than any thing else!!!
Hamadoun Toure, the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union, advised RIM, the manufacturer of BlackBerry, to allow the security agencies a lawful access of the customer data. He has been quoted saying that the governments across the globe have legitimate security concerns that could not be ignored.
All governments engaged in fighting terrorism had every right to demand access to the users’ information from RIM, he added.
“Those are genuine requests,” he addressed The Associated Press on Wednesday. “There is a need for cooperation between governments and the private sector on security issues.”
However RIM provides the BlackBerry, designed for a secure communications, are still not ready to share the information with any one.
The International Telecommunication Union coordinates the use of the global radio spectrum, and promotes the international cooperation in assigning different satellite orbits, and establishing standards for the telecommunications industry. It also serves as the global forum where you can discuss several issues and the cutting-edge solutions related to tele-communications.
Though the agency has no regulatory intimate power independent, but Toure’s comments are like the barometer of sentiments among its 192 member states.
Already five nations of those members; India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE are now scrutinizing some of the BlackBerry services. But the statement of Toure is clear enough with the message: security is more important than users’ privacy.