Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert was interviewed on the 7 February 2013 edition of the CBC’s The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti.
Professor Deibert spoke about the Canadian company Blackberry and the lack of transparency in Blackberry’s agreements with governments abroad. In India particularly, Tremonti and Deibert discussed the Indian government’s open requests to turn over access to its encrypted networks. Blackberry has so far been unclear as to what extent it has made arrangements with foreign governments to censor information or provide law enforcement access to its networks. During the show, Deibert asked, “Is Blackberry facilitating the violation of human rights abroad?”