US advocacy group takes aim at antiporn bill requiring ISP data retention
Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 28/02/2012 16:30
One of the advocacy groups that worked to stall the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act in the U.S. Congress has taken aim at a bill that would require U.S. ISPs to retain the Internet Protocol logs of all their customers for a year, in the name of fighting online child pornography.
The Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act, sponsored by Representative Lamar Smith, the same lawmaker who introduced SOPA, seems to be stalled while waiting for action in the full House of Representatives, after the House Judiciary Committee approved the bill in November. But Demand Progress, a liberal advocacy group, has asked its supporters to email lawmakers in opposition to the bill.
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