Email Portability Approved by Knesset Committee

James Jones james at freedomnet.co.nz
Mon Feb 22 10:08:54 CST 2010


On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 10:09 AM, Gadi Evron <ge at linuxbox.org> wrote:

> 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]:
> http://my.ynet.co.il/pic/computers/22022010/mail.doc
>
> Linked to from this ynet (leading Israeli news site) story, here:
> http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-3852744,00.html
>
> I will update this as things evolve on my blog, here:
> http://gadievron.blogspot.com/
>
>        Gadi.
>
>


Why does this seem like a really bad idea?


-james



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