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UAE regulator looks into Blackberry jurisdiction

26 July 2010

The UAE's telecoms regulator has said that the Blackberry, made by Canada's Research In Motion, operates beyond the jurisdiction of national legislation, and poses a risk to the country's national security, Wam has reported. "It is the only device operating in the country that immediately exports its data off-shore and is managed by a foreign, commercial organisation," the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) said. The country is working to find a solution that protects consumers and operates within the boundaries of UAE law, TRA said.

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