The Senate supports mandatory registration of mobile phone users

By 54 votes to 49 against, and 10 abstentions, the plenary session of the House of Representatives took place The Senate approved generally National Register of Mobile Phone Users, Which aims to create a record of the SIM’s serial number and personal information of users.

The plenary will now discuss in particular the reservations to the opinion that various provisions of the Federal Law on Communications and Broadcasting should be reformed.

According to the fatwa approved by the committees last week, Information Security They will be monitored according to the standards of federal laws to protect the personal data in possession Individual s Compulsory topics. However, these laws do not specify the special treatment that biometric data should have.

It also indicates that the Institute of Communications can give Phone franchise holders’ information about users From cell phones, to ensure the “validity and integrity of the record.”

Read: Register Phone Users: What’s It’s About And Why Are They Triggering Alerts About Your Biometrics Data

While security and law enforcement authorities can access data from the registry; And the List of fines for misuse Or do not comply with registering in this user information base, which is expected to satisfy within a period of three years.

Various groups specialize in digital security Warn of rights violations due to the inclusion of biometric dataThey also see the risk of the government failing to protect this information, as happened during the government of Felipe Calderón, or that the authorities are misusing the data.

In this regard, Luis Fernando Garcia, Director of the Network for Digital Rights Defense (R3D) comments that these laws are “very bad, they weren’t helpful, and in this country people’s data is being systematically violated.”

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