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Tue Jul 26, 2016, 02:32 PM

Argentina's Macri to use all individual social security data for "mass communication" campaigns.

The embattled right-wing administration of Argentine President Mauricio Macri announced a "cooperation agreement framework" between the Ministry of Communication and the ANSES social security agency that would give the executive branch have access to data on the country's entire adult population of 32 million people.

The database, which would be overseen by Communications Minister Jorge Greco and Chief of Staff Marcos Peņa (both close personal friends of Macri), includes names, addresses, phone numbers, birth dates and places, National ID (DNI) and taxpayer ID (CUIT/CUIL) numbers, e-mail addresses, work and educational history, and other private data.

The database, according to the decree, would be utilized "in order to reach people with information about government actions."

This decree, enacted by way of Resolution 166 on June 22 but published in the Official Gazette only yesterday, was strongly rejected by numerous civil liberties NGOs as well as by lawmakers from the center-left Front for Victory and the centrist Renewal Front.

Resolution 166, they agreed, would violate both the Law on Personal Data Protection (enacted in 2000 to counter increasing identity theft) and habeas data and privacy rights guaranteed in Articles 19 and 43 of the Argentine Constitution.

At: http://buenosairesherald.com/article/218718/government-could-use-anses-data-for-communication-campaigns

And: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.noticiasurbanas.com.ar/noticias/denuncian-al-gobierno-por-los-datos-del-anses/&prev=search

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forest444 Jul 2016 OP
Judi Lynn Jul 2016 #1
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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Tue Jul 26, 2016, 08:25 PM

1. Does this mean he's ruling by decree without permission to rule by decree?

That's what it looks like to me: he didn't bother himself enough to even run it through his legislature to secure permission first, which used to drive US American message board trolls insane with sleazy rage, claiming Chavez, Maduro were dictators, even knowing they had secured permission from their legislature first.

It appears Macri just says he secured agreement among the parts of his administration. That's it! No problem with the trolls, clearly, since they are on this fascist's side, anyway.

Pathetic, isn't it?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 26, 2016, 08:45 PM

2. Yessum. From day one, Judi.

Remember all those disastrous austerity measures and tax cuts for the wealthy I keep mentioning in my posts?

Virtually all have been imposed by decree.

Just about the only significant Macri decision that Congress has actually had the chance to approve, was the appointment of the two new Supreme Court justices - and even that Congress had to go to the Supreme Court to assert its power of advice and consent on. Macri, you'll recall, had tried to push them though by decree as well.

The good news is that the courts no longer seem willing to let Macri trample on the law. As you know, they've recently blocked his 300% water and 1000% gas hikes - and have just blocked his 67% subway fare hike as well.

All these hikes were illegal because they were not submitted for public - even congressional - review, which is required by Argentine law in cases of significant hikes (over 30% within a year, I believe).

Small wonder that Trump is such a fan of Macri's.

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