Congresswoman Criticizes Web Snooping Resistance

“Congress’ leading proponent of forcing Internet service providers to retain records about their users’ activities lashed out at the industry on Wednesday, saying such a federal law will be a ‘very minor burden’ to bear.

“Rep. Diana DeGette, a Colorado Democrat, said at a House of Representatives hearing that new laws were necessary to thwart child pornographers and other Internet predators. Investigations into illicit behavior have been hampered because data may be routinely deleted in the normal course of business, DeGette and other data retention proponents claim.

“She added that the committee plans to grill ISP representatives at another hearing that may occur as soon as next week. That happens to be a bipartisan view.”

Anne Broache and Declan McCullagh. Backer of ISP Snooping Slams Industry. May 3, 2006.

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05/05/2006 at 08:46

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