Proposed Brazilian action hopes to deter NSA spying

Information would be stored only in Brazil where it would not be subject to NSA warrants

In the wake of news that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been keeping tabs on the leaders of multiple countries, including Brazil and Germany, the agency and the U.S. have seen increasing demands for transparency and accountability. Now the security concerns surrounding these high profile revelations could be the basis for new rules for U.S. based Internet services and websites.

Under direction from President Dilma Rousseff, who herself was the target of NSA intelligence gathering, Brazilian legislatures will create a proposal that would require content providers like Google to store Brazilian users’ information in data centers within the country. This would protect that information from NSA warrants that can currently be used to demand information stored in U.S. data centers.

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Chris DiMarco

Chris DiMarco, Executive Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, has a background in multimedia production with previous involvement in projects in which he developed and created content...

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