The Agency for Access to Public Information (AAIP), the autonomous body of the national government, opened an investigation on the draw on Monday What does the deputy do? Javier Milei to give up his salary as a legislator in the lower house of Congress.
Casa Rosada sources confirmed to GO News the opening of the investigation by the alleged violation of law 25,326, on the protection of personal data.
It should be noted that Milei opened the website “mipalabra.javiermilei.com“to raffle his diet as a national deputy for the City of Buenos Aires, and more than 800,000 interested people signed up to test their luck and win the money.
What’s more, neither Milei nor the consultant Rom (in charge of page design) are registered in the National Registry of Personal Data Bases of the AAIP.
Nor is the destination of the database specified after the draw or how citizens could exercise the right of control contemplated by current law, since the items that are requested are the ID, name and surname, date of birth, email and cell phone number.
As explained by the leader of La Libertad Avanza, the draw will take place on Wednesday, January 12, at 7:30 p.m., in Playa Grande, Mar del Plata, within the framework of an open talk that the legislator will offer, who will be accompanied by a notary public to verify the result of the unprecedented and “antipolitical” initiative.
Although Milei’s environment, even in the media that he frequently frequents, sold the initiative as a revolutionary practice and consistent with his ideology, some questioned his intentions and accused him of wanting to collect personal information to become a database.
One of those who came out to question Milei’s idea was the IT specialist Javier Smaldone, who during 2019 exposed the shortcomings of electronic voting and was later detained for an alleged dissemination of secret documents.
Through his twitter account he stated: “Buying personal data with ours”, and accompanied with a photo of the system requirements.
Later, the computer scientist questioned the initiative again and elaborated on his hypothesis related to the true purpose of the draw. “It will be for the ONE MONTH diet. And he will do one every month. A beautiful database (ID, name, date of birth, telephone, email, geographic location, brand and cell phone model) will be put together for 2023. With your taxes, “he said.
Another of those who came to the crossroads with sarcasm on the subject was the economist Sergio Chouza. Also through his twitter account he wrote: “The idea of Milei’s raffle is very good, where to participate you have to literally give her all your data.”
Since his public function began on December 10, the salary to draw would be approximately $ 205,000.
The background to NFTs
It should be remembered that it is not the first time that the economist ventures into this business. In mid-September it had already offered the “Libertarian Revolution” token, an animation of a 1000 peso bill with an image of the Central Bank on the back between flames, which caused the face of the still candidate to appear shouting “Long live freedom , damn it ”.
That token was offered for 0.5 ETH (Ethereum), which was equivalent to about $ 2,000 at the time. Eventually, it was sold for $ 12,000.
NFTs or non-fungible tokens (Non-Fungible Token) are unique assets that, unlike any other fungible good -such as bitcoins, the dollar, the euro, and even gold- cannot be modified or exchanged for another that has the same same value.
No two NFTs are equivalent, since they all start from the principle of uniqueness. Many collectors turn their productions onto the NFT market, along with a certificate of authenticity and a record of the purchase value.
In particular, this technology revolutionized digital art and collectibles by offering proof of ownership, facilitating the purchase and exchange of digital assets that could otherwise be easily copied, such as tweets or photographs.