Email Portability Approved by Knesset Committee

Gadi Evron ge at
Mon Feb 22 15:09:45 UTC 2010

The email portability bill has just been approved by the Knesset's 
committee for legislation, sending it on its way for the full 
legislation process of the Israeli parliament.

While many users own a free email account, many in Israel still make use 
of their ISP's email service.

According to this proposed bill, when a client transfers to a different 
ISP the email address will optionally be his to take along, "just like" 
mobile providers do today with phone numbers.

This new legislation makes little technological sense, and will 
certainly be a mess to handle operationally as well as beurocratically, 
but it certainly is interesting, and at least the notion is beautiful.

The proposed bill can be found here [Doc, Hebrew]:

Linked to from this ynet (leading Israeli news site) story, here:,7340,L-3852744,00.html

I will update this as things evolve on my blog, here:


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