🇬🇧 #Cybersecurity: EU to ban anonymous websites and “whois privacy” services. The LIBE Committee supports indiscriminatory identification of domain registrars:
This is how the MEPs voted yesterday:
EU to ban anonymous domains and “whois privacy” services. The LIBE Committee supports indiscriminatory identification of domain registrants incl. your phone number:
Parliament is mined i guess 🙈 those topics about privacy should be discussed with the citizens and not behind curtains..
that's not what Eu is about
@echo_pbreyer feel like setting up a bunch of junk domains and setting the phone number to various committee members offices.
I then discussed with my registrar whether I could opt-in or set at least the general-request field by my own, but it led to nothing.
Actually I'm one of the few people whose phone number can be found in the internet. From time to time I get a call from "Microsoft" (maybe an automated is-he-at-home mechanism?) but all-in-all I cannot see harm.
[Though I should not talk to much about this - once I told I was getting very few spam messages and eventually the amount of spam increased, at least subjectively ...]
It'll never happen.
And if it does, just use a non-EU registrar who offers privacy by default, and domains that are not EU TLDs.
@echo_pbreyer Great, we can call it the "women can't register domains for fear of doxxing" law.
Where do these bad ideas keep coming from, and why do so many MEPs vote for them seemingly without thinking for two damn minutes first?
@echo_pbreyer "but what about nazi's hosting anonymous websites??"
well what about Jews / POC / etc. hosting websites??? their real name and street address (or phone number tied to a street address in a whitepages?) needs to be visible to every nazi on the internet, now?!?
or am I reading this wrong?
@echo_pbreyer I assumed the who.is privacy services would give your details to law enforcement or whatever anyway, so what does this achieve except for enabling stalkers
This data will be public like before gdpr in whois or just in the registrar db when justice need it?
@wallace It will be in the data base and accessible also to private persons/entities in case of a "legitimate interest". You won't be notified.
@echo_pbreyer I don't like this asymmetry. If Police has access to registrant's personal data, I want to.have that access as well. First they ruined it with GDPR and now this....
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