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Internet Users in Austria Will Use Their Names


The Austrian government has set up a bill to prevent users from hiding their names on the Internet. The law is expected to enter into force in 2020.

After the move to reduce anonymity on the internet, the Austrian government has also taken action. The Austrian government, which is working on a new bill, makes it necessary for its users to provide their names and open addresses on the internet. With this draft law, it is aimed to prevent harassment and hatred and hate speech in the internet environment. . Some of the sites may have exceptions in the bill, if approved by the European Union will enter into force in 2020. For websites that do not comply with the law, a fine of 560,000 dollars (about 3 million TL) will be imposed. Internet sites will have rights 2 times for this ban. If sanctions are not made as a result of the penalties to be written twice, then different sanctions will be applied.

The law is not accepted by all sections of society. This bill, which is prepared for the prevention of acts that would constitute a crime according to the user, may prevent the crime in general terms but this situation can sometimes be used for the sake of interest. It is thought that political powers will keep people under pressure with this law. In addition, this law is considered to be risky in terms of cyber security. It is thought that the data of millions of users can be stolen as a result of the smallest data leak.

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                    https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/21/austria-draft-law-would-require-real-names-for-internet-comments/