Wednesday, May 31, 2006

ISP snooping plans take backseat

CNET "A prominent Republican in the U.S. Congress has backed away from plans to rewrite Internet privacy rules by requiring that logs of Americans' online activities be stored.
Wisconsin Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said through a representative this week that he will not be introducing that legislation after all.
The statement came after CNET reported on Tuesday that Sensenbrenner wanted to require Internet service providers to track what their users were doing so police might more easily 'conduct criminal investigations,' including inquiries into cases involving child exploitation and pornography. The concept is generally called data retention. "

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