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RIM Says It Will Protect User Privacy Despite Request

PRIVACY LAW—CANADA & PAKISTAN

January 4, 2012

Research In Motion (RIM) says it will defend the legal privacy rights of BlackBerry users in response to a Pakistan judicial commission's order for smartphone communications, AAJ News reports. RIM says it is "guided by appropriate legal processes and publicly disclosed lawful access principles in this regard as we balance any such requests against our priority of maintaining the privacy rights of our users." The judicial commission ordered government officials to provide the record of conversation between Pakistan officials and the U.S. in an alleged request for U.S. help with Pakistan's military.
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