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Government: Security More Important than Privacy

ONLINE PRIVACY—INDIA

September 2, 2010

Following its demand for access to encrypted Blackberry data in the country, India has said security is more important than privacy, reports News.com.ag. Research In Motion (RIM), which manufactures Blackberrys, has conceded to India's demand for lawful access to its private data to avoid a ban on the product in the country, says the report. "The government feels that security is more important than privacy," said India's home minister, adding the country will watch the progress made over the next two months. The UN said yesterday that RIM should provide India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates access to Blackberry data due to legitimate security concerns.
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