Citizens’ Security Bill demands to keep ID records

On 11 July 2014, the Spanish Council of Ministers adopted the Bill on the Protection of Citizens’ Security. The Government’s proposal has been strongly criticised. Restrictions to the freedoms of assembly and expression in protests received a lot of attention in the media, but EDRi says some provisions of the bill have barely been discussed. Measures which have been overlooked in the media include Article 25, which would oblige cybercafés and similar establishments to keep records of their clients’ IDs because these establishments “exercise activities which are relevant for citizens’ security”.

Country: Spain

Domains: IG

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: data retention, surveillance, Internet, Free, Wifi, Spain, Bill on the Protection of Citizens’ Security, proposal, law, cybersecurity, access

Posted on Friday 1 August 2014

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