Paraguayans Rise Up Against Mandatory Data Retention

Paraguay understands the dangers of pervasive surveillance. The newly proposed data retention bill, currently being debated by its politicians, would compel local ISPs to retain communications and location details of every user for a period of 12 months. No wonder it’s been described as creating a new gang of “pyrawebs”: online informers that the authorities can ask to pinpoint the movements, connections, and associations of any Paraguayan citizen.

Country: Global

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: pyrawebs, newly proposed bill, Paraguay, data protection law, surveillance, data retention

Posted on Thursday 4 December 2014

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