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May 11, 2006
Focus: Civil Rights
Action Request: Protest
Location: United States
CONGRESS THREATENS INTERNET PRIVACY =================================== According to an article in cnet[1], there is bi-partisan support for severe changes to the data retention laws in the United States. These proposals may be voted on this week. Currently, the US is one of the few countries with good laws regarding data retention: a internet provider may be required to turn over data to authorities, but they are not required to collect any data in the first place. Under a new proposal[2] from Rep. Diana DeGetteick[3] (D-CO), any Internet service that "enables users to access content" must permanently retain records that would permit police to identify each user. The records could not be discarded until at least one year after the user's account was closed. If enacted into law, this might make it impossible for riseup.net to operate in the United States. While it might sound like a good idea to flee the Empire sooner than later, we have invested heavily in building our infrastructure in the US. Also, there are not many places on earth which are better, legally speaking. We will keep you, our loyal users, up to date on any new developments regarding this proposed law. [1] http://news.com.com/2102-1028_3-6066608.html?tag=st.util.print [2] http://tinyurl.com/gzo88 (PDF of proposed law) [3] http://www.house.gov/degette/
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