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House Panel Approves Bill Forcing ISPs Log Users

skids (119237) writes | about 3 years ago

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skids (119237) writes "Under the guise of fighting child pornography, the House Judiciary Committee approved legislation on Thursday that would require Internet service providers (ISPs) to collect and retain records about Internet users’ activity. The 19 to 10 vote represents a victory for conservative Republicans, who made data retention their first major technology initiative after last fall's elections. A last-minute rewrite of the bill expands the information that commercial Internet providers are required to store to include customers' names, addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and temporarily-assigned IP addresses. Per dissenting Rep. John Conyers (D-MI): 'The bill is mislabeled ... This is not protecting children from Internet pornography. It's creating a database for everybody in this country for a lot of other purposes.'"
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Victory for conservative Republicans? (1)

schwit1 (797399) | about 3 years ago | (#36923794)

Republicans Sensenbrenner, Chaffetz and Issa voted no.
Democrats Berman, Lee, Pierluisi, Quigley and, Deutch voted for it.

Sounds bipartisan.

That aside, this bill has no place in a free society.

So it begins (1)

ThatsNotPudding (1045640) | about 3 years ago | (#36924156)

Panopticon.
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