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Google DNS to Be Discontinued in Brazil Ahead of New Law

Doug Madory from Renesys reports: "In response to recent NSA spying allegations, Brazil is pressing ahead with a new law to require Internet companies like Google to store data about Brazilian users inside Brazil, where it will be subject to local privacy laws [see related post from yesterday]. The proposed legislation could be signed into law as early as the end of this week. However, Google's DNS service started leaving the country on September 12th, the day President Rousseff announced her intention to require local storage of user data." ... "In all likelihood, Google is taking a 'wait and see' approach to determine how to legally provision their services in Brazil. When they do, perhaps we'll see the return of low-latency, local caches for their freely available DNS service."

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Postscript Anthony Rutkowski  –  Nov 07, 2013 5:03 AM PST

Brazil should have learned from Europe.  Their last attempt to skew global provisioning architectures to achieve some perceived data protectionism (which originate in going after IBM in the 1970s), ended up stunting their growth and viability in the global marketplace.  The vanity of contemporary leaders seems to trump historical experience.

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