BlackBerry has announced that it is existing Pakistan, the reason for this is because of the data monitoring demands by the authorities in Pakistan.
From today the company will no longer operate in Pakistan and the company has said that they have done this to protect their customers privacy.
The truth is that the Pakistani government wanted the ability to monitor all BlackBerry Enterprise Service traffic in the country, including every BES e-mail and BES BBM message. But BlackBerry will not comply with that sort of directive. As we have said many times, we do not support “back doors” granting open access to our customers’ information and have never done this anywhere in the world.
Pakistan’s demand was not a question of public safety; we are more than happy to assist law enforcement agencies in investigations of criminal activity. Rather, Pakistan was essentially demanding unfettered access to all of our BES customers’ information. The privacy of our customers is paramount to BlackBerry, and we will not compromise that principle.
The company has said that its focus will continue to remain of protecting corporate, government and military communications throughout the world. You can find out more details about the company;s decision to leave Pakistan at the link below.