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Smartphones banned at government offices to prevent leaks

People are advised to leave their smartphones at the door of government buildings in line with a new policy aimed at preventing leaks of sensitive documents.

Smartphones banned at government offices to prevent leaks

Kazakh officials and their visitors will have to leave their smartphones at the door of government buildings from March 24 in line with a new policy aimed at preventing leaks of sensitive documents, Reuters reported.

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According to a report in www.sbs.com.au, a leaked government memo suggests that officials and visitors in Kazakhstan will no longer be allowed to bring smartphones into government offices.

Public servants and visitors were instructed to use only basic mobile devices with no cameras or Internet access.

The government document, leaked to the media, said that smartphones would be banned from March 24 for officers and civil servants.

The new policy is aimed at preventing leak of sensitive documents.

The full document was published by local news website Tengrinews.kz.

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