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U.s. Attorney General Pushes For New Isp Laws


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 02:43 PM

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is pushing for new laws requiring ISPs to retain access logs for longer periods, claiming the need to fight child pornography. Gonzales had admitted, while testifying in front of a U.S. Senate panel, that new legislation might be intrusive and could have significant privacy implications for U.S. Internet users - but he believes this is dwarfed by the need to fight child porn...

http://www.securityfocus.com/brief/309

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 11:38 PM

It used to be that the Attorney General and the Department of Justice spent their time defending individual liberty and privacy, but times have obviously changed.
Given the government's penchant for getting information about people without court orders, and given the government's tendancy to interfere with our lives---always at the beginning "for our own good," I would hesitate to support anything like this, even if it is justified by seemingly good reasons right now, because once the government gets its foot in the door, they will inevitably use the ability to get all sorts of information for just about any thing they have a mind to investigate.
Privacy and liberty "dwarfed by the need to fight child porn" indeed.
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