Unconfirmed reports say Canada’s Research in Motion has made data sharing agreements with India, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates with other countries also requesting the Blackberry maker to “locate data centres within their jurisdictions”.
“A major concern of these regimes is that BlackBerry data can be encrypted and routed through servers located outside of their jurisdictions”, says Rimcheck, launched by Information Warfare Monitor and the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.
Rimcheck is “one among many data ongoing collection activities we have in the cyberdomain” Deibert told p2pnet.
“Our aim is to better understand routing of Blackberry traffic in order to provide context to issues around compliance with local laws and regulations”, he says. “It’s the first step in the research project.”
Project Rimcheck automatically collects the IP protocol address and user agent when someone visits the site.
“In addition to the automatic collection of data, we would appreciate your help in manually inserting more data”, it says, adding:
“Using the drop down menus provided, please select the country in which you are presently located, the type of Blackberry service you are using (enterprise or consumer), and the nature of the your connection (data or wifi). You also have the option of submitting any additional comments you think might be relevant in the comments field.”
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