This Thursday, the Paraguayan Senate will vote on a data retention mandate—one of the worst anti-privacy bills we've yet seen in Paraguay. The bill, dubbed Pyrawebs, is a big deal: its data retention mandate is a disproportionate measure that should be roundly rejected. You have 48 hours to mobilize your networks.

Here's how you can participate:

Post about Pyrawebs and its numerous issues on your website or over social media

To join the action, we encourage you to write about the dangers of this bill. A blog post, a Facebook update, or even a tweet (using the hashtag #Pyrawebs) linking to our action alert could go a long way in helping our friends in Paraguay to stop #Pyrawebs.

We have a number of blog posts up about the data retention mandate problems, including a general overview post (EN) (ES); a thorough FAQ (ES);  TEDIC's 10 Myths About Pyrawebs (ES), Access’s excellent post,  8 Technical reasons for rejecting #Pyrawebs, and discussion of how data retention mandates are unnecessary and disproportionate measure (EN). If you are Paraguayan, we encourage you to read up and educate your networks—through posts or tweets—about the Pyrawebs’ dangers.

Tweet at the Paraguayan Senate

If you are Paraguayan, contact your senator and express your major concerns with Pyrawebs. Tweet at Congress, share the list, and spread the word about Pyrawebs' issues with the hashtag #Pyrawebs.

Follow TEDIC's site for more updates

As this week goes on, we'll post more updates, actions, and analysis around Pyrawebs on our site. You should also visit the online campaign at and on this updated article. This bill is riddled with flaws that threaten Paraguayans' right to privacy and free expression, as well as their right to read and communicate without fear of reprisal. Check back here often for more on how to stop it.