Belgian military may be banned from using smartphones due to espionage from Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

This concerns using smartphones in overseas missions
19:04, 7 January 2019

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The Belgian Ministry of Defense is considering banning the military participating in foreign missions, from using smartphones. Deutsche Welle reported that, citing information from the Belgian media.

The media noted that the reason for such decision is the fear of espionage from the Russian side. It is known that now there is a revision of the rules for all the Belgian military, who are stationed in the Baltic countries. They will no longer be allowed to use their smartphones in "certain regions and in certain circumstances."

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“We have been investing in measures and awareness for several years, but this is not enough. We know that Russia is interested in mobile geolocation data,” said Carl Gillis, Belgian Army commander, in an interview with VRT.

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