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Panama's Government Would Regulate Internet and Cell Phone Use

Internet & Technology By Ereida Prieto-Barreiro for the Panama America - Cellular phone calls, the use of email and access to the Internet will no longer be private. The government believes these activities are of "public and social interest" and they intend to regulate. Draft Law 019-09 will be discussed today during the meeting of the Executive Cabinet for approval and subsequent delivery to the National Assembly, states that "concession companies in mobile telephony, fixed communications networks and the like, which provide service in the national territory or from it are required to keep a record of data from their customers." The information will be used by the Public Ministry if necessary and so far the document does not mention the National Security Council as one of the entities that could access the information, but it also does not prohibit it. The information would be provided to the authorities and would include the identification and location of the user who contracts these services en any of the before mentioned modalities. The paper which the Panama America had access to states in Article 3 that the company should register the date, time, and duration of the communication established by their customers, be it mobile or fixed networks. With regards to Internet access or the use of email, the company should register the "date and time of the connection," the description of the service of Internet access, and the moment the user disconnects. Surveillance - Missed calls will no longer be registered only in the recipient's phone, but they will also be registered by the telephone company. Article 5 says "fruitless" calls should be registered in what is being called "data retention" so that they can be delivered if they should be requested by judicial investigators or the courts. The data recorded and held will serve to "trace and identify the source of a communication." This identification will be realized from the number that originates the communication to all of its recipients, because they will make a record of all diversions or transfers of calls. A source close to the presidency said the measure will be taken to prevent "terrorist acts" against the population in general or the President of the Republic. Also the source said the law would regulate the purchase of prepaid calling cards to prevent "money laundering" as well as the chips in the telephones that are not in the databases of the telephone companies in order to identify their owners. Obligation - The companies providing the services will be required to keep the information for 18 months, however that time frame could be extended up to 42 months. The time limits will be adjusted by the authorities for the purposes of detection, investigation and prosecution of crimes.

Gobierno regulará el uso de Internet y de celulares

La medida se adoptará para evitar “actos terroristas” contra la población o el Presidente. También se busca regular las tarjetas prepago, para evitar el lavado de dinero.

Ereida Prieto-Barreiro PA-DIGITAL

Obligación. las empresas concesionarias de telefonía móvil, tienen la obligación de conservar un registro de datos de sus clientes.

Las llamadas telefónicas de celulares, el uso correo electrónico y el acceso a Internet, ya no serán privados. El Gobierno considera que estas actividades son de “orden público y de interés social” y busca regularlos.

El anteproyecto de Ley 019-09, que será analizado hoy en Consejo de Gabinete para su aprobación y posterior entrega a la Asamblea Nacional, establece que “las empresas concesionarias de telefonía móvil, fijas, redes de comunicación y similares, que presten el servicio en el territorio nacional o desde él tienen la obligación de conservar un registro de datos de sus clientes”.

La información será utilizada por el Ministerio Público de ser necesario y aún cuando el documento no menciona al Consejo de Seguridad como uno de los entes que puede accesar la información, tampoco lo veta.

Estos datos proporcionarán a las autoridades la identificación y ubicación del usuario que contrate los servicios en cualquiera de las anteriores modalidades.

El documento al que tuvo acceso Panamá Américaseñala en su Artículo 3 que la empresa deberá tener el registro de la hora, fecha y duración de la comunicación que establezcan todos sus clientes, ya sea en la red fija o móvil.

Mientras que en el acceso a Internet o uso de su correo electrónico, la concesionaria deberá contar con “la fecha y hora de la conexión”, la descripción del servicio de acceso a Internet y hasta el momento en que el usuario se desconecte.

Vigilancia - Las llamadas perdidas no quedarán solo en el teléfono del destinatario, también serán registradas por la empresa telefónica.

En el Artículo 5, indica que las llamadas “infructuosas”, deberán entrar en la obligatoriedad de lo que se considera “conservación de datos”, para que cuando sean solicitadas por investigadores judiciales y las autoridades jurisdiccionales sean proporcionadas.

Los datos registrados y conservados servirán para “rastrear e identificar el origen de una comunicación”. Esta identificación se realizará desde el número de origen hacia todos los destinatarios, debido a que se registrarán los desvíos o transferencias de llamadas.

Una fuente allegada a la Presidencia indicó que la medida se adoptará para evitar “actos terroristas” contra la población en general o el Presidente de la República.

Asimismo, dijo la fuente, que se regulará la compra de tarjetas prepago para evitar “el lavado de dinero” y los chip de teléfono que no están en los bancos de datos de las empresas telefónicas para identificar a sus dueños.

Obligación - Las empresas prestadoras de los servicios estarán obligadas a conservar la información hasta un año y seis meses; sin embargo, se podrá ampliar o reducir el plazo hasta un máximo de 42 meses.

El plazo estará a consideración de las autoridades para los fines de detección, investigación y enjuiciamiento de los delitos.

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Panama's Government Would Regulate Internet and Cell Phone Use
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, August 05 2009 @ 01:06 PM EDT

And the other shoe drops......now we have the big tyrant of the north dictating what needs to be tracked in emails and Cellular use along with the purchase of cards and chips. All under the guise of "anti terrorism". More bullshit lies. Pretty soon they'll want to track what you had for lunch, in the name of "Money laundering".

Martinelli and his lackeys, are turning out to be just another bunch of USA stooges. Maybe someday he will grow balls and fight the takeover of Panama by the USA and the loss of National Sovereignty.

But I'll grow a foot out of my head before you'll see that happen.

What gets me is why all the expats just sit back and let this crap happen. We certainly can muster up the funds to either buy off the government or at least a few officials, who sit in the right places of government to reverse these types of intrusions on our freedoms. Why the hell do you think we are here??? For the weather, the food, the hot chicas???? Noooo, to escape the criminal government to the north. Who has striped the citizens of a once Great Country of their Constitution and CIVIL RIGHTS!!!!

Ahhh, whats the use. The only terrorists you have to worry about, are the ones passing these laws.

Those are the TRUE TERRORISTS!!!!

Have a nice day. ;-))