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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bill of Retention

A bill proposed by Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R) of Wisconsin would require ISP to retain records of users' activity for up to two years. This information would be made available to cybercrime investigators upon demand. The purpose is to track cybercriminals, particularly child pornographers.

Opponents call it unconstitutional and say it is an invasion of privacy, but police and prosecutors support it. The idea for such a law was first discussed in 2005, but this is the first bill of data retention to be introduced.

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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