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Brazil Pushing Plans for Local Internet Data Storage Amid U.S. Spying

Brazil, seeking to protect its citizens from alleged U.S. spying, is pushing ahead with its plan to force global Internet companies to store data obtained from Brazilian users inside the country, according to a draft of the law reported by Reuters. If passed, the new law could impact the way Google, Facebook, Twitter and other Internet giants operate in Latin America's biggest country and one of the largest telecommunications markets in the world.

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Seems highly disengenuous Anthony Rutkowski  –  Nov 07, 2013 4:54 AM PST

Brazil is Latin America's leading provider of electronic surveillance systems, and hosts the region's annual surveillance trade show.  Looks like they are trying to boost their local/regional market at the expense of their domestic public users.

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