Brazil to drop local data storage rule in Internet bill

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  • Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014

BRASILIA: Brazil will drop a controversial provision that would have forced global Internet companies to store data on Brazilian users inside the country to shield them from US spying, a government minister said on Tuesday. 

The rule was added last year to proposed Internet governance legislation after revelations that the US National Security Agency had spied on the digital communications of Brazilians, including those of their President Dilma Rousseff and the country's biggest company Petroleo Brasileiro SA. 

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