Mobile phones could soon be used to locate missing persons. Is what provides the Bill the House (PLC) 54/2012, on the staff of the Commission of science, technology, innovation, communication and information technology (CCT) on Tuesday (21).
The proposal by Mr Valdir Colatto (PMDB-SC), changes the General Telecommunications Law (Law 9,472/1997) to authorize mobile telephony providers to rent their networks to other companies to deploy the people monitoring system through the Global Positioning System (GPS). The Congressman argues that the growth of cities and the population has contributed to the disappearance of people. He notes that, despite the growing number of missing people, there is still no effective means to assist in the location of missing persons.
The measure, explains the author, will benefit all walks of life, since the popularization of mobile made him one of the most widely used by the media. The proposal, the chip of the appliance may be traced. Cate a person disappears, the family may hire the tracking service and receive, via text message or over the internet, real-time information on the location of the registered mobile phone.
The Rapporteur of the Committee, Senator Walter Pinheiro (PT-BA), said that the approval of the project does not involve additional costs to service providers, which already have network with coverage and adequate technology to carry photos, videos and text messages associated with the search for missing persons. The matter will be examined in terminative decision in Committee.
Television and radio stations and cell phone utilities may be forced to disclose warnings about the possibility of weather disasters. The measure consists of 490/2009 PLS, also on the staff of the COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT on Tuesday.
The rapporteur, Senator Rodrigo Rollemberg (PSB-DF), which featured substitute to the project, believes that the help of the media, including mobile phone, in the case of weather disasters “is an important tool that, undoubtedly, will help to save lives”. If approved, the substitute back to the agenda of the COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT to vote in turn.
The CCT must analyze even PLS 387/2011, Senator Rodrigo Rollemberg (PSB-DF), governing the registration and promotes the dissemination of scientific literature on the internet. The objective of the proposal is to democratize access to scientific production financed with official resources in public higher education institutions and research centers.
The project provides that public institutions of higher education and research units will be required to build “deposits of digital content” to store all their technical-scientific production. In addition, free access to content for the World Wide Web. The text considers technical and scientific production monographs, theses, dissertations and papers published in national and international magazines.
The author of the proposal points to the need to give more visibility and transparency to what is produced by the University, reinforcing “its function of serving the society and promote the scientific knowledge and the cultural diffusion”. The project must be parsed in terminativo character, by the Commission of education, culture and Sport (EC).
The meeting of the CCT is scheduled for 9:0, in Ward 7 Alexandre Costa.
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