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Delete web server logs, or get fined by the Feds? Ed Markey's new bill

Delete web server logs, or get fined by the Feds? Ed Markey's new bill
Delete web server logs, or get fined by the Feds? Ed Markey's new bill



I've posted the text here:
http://www.politechbot.com/docs/markey.data.deletion.bill.020806.pdf 

A summary is here:
http://news.com.com/2100-1028_3-6036951.html 
"A bill just announced in Congress would require every Web site operator 
to delete information about visitors, including e-mail addresses, if the 
data is no longer required for a "legitimate" business purpose.

An open question is whether Rep. Ed Markey's bill would require that 
Internet addresses be deleted by default from Apache and other web 
server logs. One reading is that it would be. But it's not clear whether 
an IP address falls under the definition of personal information.

This bill applies to anyone running a web site, including individuals 
and bloggers. So it's not just companies that have to worry.

-Declan
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