Tuesday, 10 August 2010

The International Data Debate

From reading recent news articles, it would appear that the team at Research in Motion (RIM) has had a busy few months working with international governments in a bid to avoid data bans on their BlackBerry devices.
In particular, RIM has agreed to allow both Indian and Saudi Arabian security agencies to monitor data that is being shared by its device. So, is this a trend that we will see expand to other countries over the coming months and what does this mean for you? 
We take the use of such devices for granted, however if this trend was to grow, does it make voice a more compelling medium of communication?   After all, if you are concerned about having your data tracked, perhaps the appeal of simply picking up the phone to make a quick call will become more popular?
Is a world, depicted in George Orwell's famous novel, 1984, becoming more of a reality and in some cases the norm?  The reaction to these latest stories has been moderate; does that mean we are changing our view of privacy in this data-driven world? Maybe it's time to return to the 'private conversation'.
It’s an interesting topic and one that I’m sure people who regularly travel overseas will be monitoring.



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7 comments:

Toby Treacher said...

wondering: if data is being "tracked" can the hullomail audio attachement be "intercepted" by the authorities?

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HulloMail said...

Yeah Toby it's an interesting one. I think it safe to assume everything can be intercepted, if needs be! We better make sure we are behaving ourselves.

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