Under the rubric of fighting terrorism, Danish police have proposed abolishing all anonymous Internet access. ISPs and companies would be required to gather strong proof of identity – official ID cards etc.
Thus, a working group at the Ministry of Justice started with a recommendation to parliament that would
“require all persons on the open Internet connections from such libraries and the café’s wireless network, identify with a personal code for being able to get on-line.”
The idea is that the police or the police intelligence service, with data from the open network connections will be able to investigate “terrorism” more effectively when the police can see who is logged on to the open network and not least, what sites network users have visited and whom they interacted with.
- Danish police proposal: Ban anonymous Internet use (boingboing.net)
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