BlackBerry ban for French ministers

French government ministers and other officials have been banned from using BlackBerries.

30th June, 2007

French government ministers and other officials have been banned from using BlackBerries.

The ban is believed to have been imposed due to security concerns over the location of Research In Motions's BlackBerry servers in the US and Britain.

French officials said they needed to be absolutely confident that information relayed over portable devices would not end up in the hands of rivals, especially US or British officials.

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