[Battlemesh] [Fwd: [DC3] Fwd: [bestbits] Request of information: public wifi and personal data protection]

Philipp Borgers borgers at mi.fu-berlin.de
Wed Aug 2 13:10:55 CEST 2017

The local public transport company in Berlin "Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe BVG"
implemented recently a public wifi:


They partner with hotsplots to provide a public wifi and the terms of use can be
found here:


There was in "debate" in the local parlament too that provides maybe additional


Seems like they provide with "proper" access without selling our souls to the

If you need help translating I can ask a good friend of mine.

Best Philipp

On Wed, Aug 02, 2017 at 11:49:54AM +0300, Nicolas Pace wrote:
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> Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2017 06:26:31 +0200
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> From: <rafaelzanatta at usp.br>
> Date: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 12:11 AM
> Subject: [bestbits] Request of information: public wifi and personal
> data protection
> To: "bestbits at lists.bestbits.net&gt &lt" <bestbits at lists.bestbits.net>
> Dear members of BestBits list,
> I'm not sure if you know about this, but the new mayor of São Paulo
> (João Dória) wants to change the rules of the public policy that
> sustains open and free Wi-Fi access in squares and public spaces. His
> plan is to monetize over the metadata and personal data of those
> citizens that access the "open wifi". The plan has been heavily
> critized by digital rights activists (see here and here). Now the City
> Hall has opened a public consultation about the rules of the
> partnership with the private sector.
> We need urgently some good examples of other cities that implemented
> partnerships with the private sector and respected privacy and personal
> data protection.
> If you have some materials (official documents or papers that explains
> the personal data protection policies in such open wi-fi initiatives),
> can you please send me?
> Thanks for your attention.
> Rafael Zanatta
> Instituto Brasileiro de Defesa do Consumidor
> Coalizão Direitos na Rede
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