Re: Thumbs up
Whats principled about it? The company won't have done this lightly , they obviously believe there's a clear risk to customer data. If he doesn't agree then fine, but throwing all his toys out the pram and flouncing off in a huff is just juvenile. And personally, if a company had my personal data and they deemed certain nationalities to be a risk then I'd be behind them 100% on not hiring from those places.
And if you're naive enough to believe it doesn't happen I suggest you google about the 2 saudi employees twitter fired recently for spying on user data for their government.