“Research In Motion Ltd.’s BlackBerry smartphones may be subject to monitoring in the United Arab Emirates if the government is able to bring communications by the handheld devices under emergency and security rules.

Blackberry devices, introduced in the U.A.E. in 2006, are not covered by the country’s 2007 Safety, Emergency and National Security rules, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority said in an e-mailed statement yesterday.”

From Bloomberg