US DOJ pressed for details on Internet tracking plan

Posted in: Government & Policy at 27/01/2011 16:17

Members of Congress chided the U.S. Department of Justice today for suggesting a new law requiring Internet companies to keep records of user activity, but not disclosing details on how it should be crafted to aid criminal investigations.

At a House of Representatives hearing, as CNET was the first to report, the Justice Department endorsed the concept of forcing Internet companies to collect and store data about their customers that they would not normally retain. This echoes the Bush administration's position under Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

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news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20029531-281.html

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Congress pushes for specifics on internet monitoring plan
ISPs could be required to collect their users' internet activity, although DoJ spokesman Jason Weinstein said there is not yet a "specific proposal".

At a House of Representatives hearing, as ZDNet UK's sister site CNET News was the first to report, the Justice Department endorsed the concept of forcing internet service providers (ISPs) to collect and store data about their customers that they would not normally retain. This echoes the Bush administration's position under Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
www.zdnet.co.uk/news/regulation/2011/01/26/congress-pushes-for-specifics-on-internet-monitoring-plan-40091569/

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