Bill Proposes Mandatory Data Retention for ISPs
A senior Congressman has introduced legislation that would require Internet Service Providers to retain records on all their subscribers. H.R. 837, introduced by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), would grant the Attorney General broad authority to require ISPs to collect and retain unspecified information identifying their subscribers and their Internet activity. The measure would also require websites to label sexually explicit content and would impose liability on any ISP that engaged in any conduct that facilitated access to child pornography.