Sunday, September 30, 2012

Changsha Police Require Hardware to Be Installed by Hotels, Restaurants to Record Patron's Internet Usage


On July 14, 2012, the Changsha Morning Post published an article entitled "Internet Users at Hotels Will Have a 'Recorder'" (宾馆酒店上网将有“记录者”). An excerpt:
Yesterday, the Changsha Public Security Office held a conference entitled "City-Wide Internet Information Security Work Drive," during which they confirmed the security technical protection measures for hotels, restaurants, and other venues that provided non-commercial Internet access services to floating populations, and explicitly required these venues to install Internet security management and monitoring systems. Based on our understanding, the cost of installing these systems will be borne by the non-commercial Internet service venues, and those who fail to put the systems in place can be fined up to 15,000 yuan.
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According to Tang Xinguo, Section Chief of the Network Administration Institute of Changsha Public Security Office's Internet Monitoring Bureau, it is not necessary to produce identification when going online at non-commercial Internet service venues such as hotels, lounges, and restaurants, and this represents a significant monitoring loophole, and many Internet users at these venues go online doing whatever they want and spread certain harmful information. Based on the  Provisions on Internet Administration public security agencies have brought these within the categorgy of managment. "The monitoring system is a piece of hardware, it is the equivalent of a recording device, and if an Internet user spreads harmful information we are able to use this monitoring system to inspect and control it."
 昨日,长沙市公安局召开“全市网络信息安全工作推进会”,会议明确将全面推进全市宾馆酒店、中西餐厅等为流动人口提供非经营性上网服务场所的安全技术保护措施工作,明确要求此类场所必须安装互联网安全管理审计系统。据了解,安装该系统将由非经营性上网服务场所自行承担费用,对拒不执行安装工作的单位最高将罚款1.5万元。
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长沙市公安局网监支队网络管理科科长唐新国介绍,非经营性上网服务场所如宾馆、休闲会所、中西餐厅等,上网都是不要出示身份证的,这一块的监管存在很大的漏洞,很多网民在这些场所随意上网,发布一些有害信息。公安机关按照互联网管理条例,将这一块纳入管理范畴。“审计系统是一个硬件设备。它相当于一个记录者,如果网友发布有害信息,通过审计系统就能监控到。”

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