Brazil Contemplates Ending Internet Anonymity (As Well)
And joins the chorus of other governments, such as Korea and China for the sake of security.Â Shocked?Â Here’s a translation of a bill being debated, according to realtimesociety.blogspot.com:
Senator Eduardo Azeredo (PSDB-MG) is the responsible for a bill that will end with Internet privacy and anonymity altogether. This bill, if passed into law, will require every ISP to store each connection performed by a user for at least 3 years.
It goes on:
If approved, it will be a crime, punishable with up to 4 years of jail time, to disseminate virus or trojans, unauthorizedly access data banks or networks and send e-mail, join chat, write a blog or download content anonymously. The bill states that every user must fully identify herself before using the Net, with full name, current address, phone number and the equivalent of the Social Security Number. To access the Net without providing this information, or to give false information, will also be a crime.See Also
While I am not a certified Brazil-watcher, one commenter does point out that:
I am a brazilian and I work for the government…so from the way things work here there is nothing to fear. We cannot even make laws against pedofilia or underage drinking to catch on
Tony Hung is the editor of the BlogHerald. He is also a physician finishing his last year of residency in General Internal Medicine, and blogs at Deep Jive Interests , where he rants, occasionally, on new media topics.