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Sen. McCain proposes surveillance of illegal images (including cartoons)

Sen. McCain proposes surveillance of illegal images (including cartoons)
Sen. McCain proposes surveillance of illegal images (including cartoons)



Sens. McCain and Schumer have introduced the Securing Adolescents From 
Exploitation-Online Act of 2007, which I've summarized here:
http://news.com.com/2100-1028_3-6156976.html 

A draft is here (the final version isn't on Thomas yet):
http://www.politechbot.com/docs/mccain.schumer.child.porn.safe.act.020607=2Epdf 

Here's an excerpt from the press release:
http://mccain.senate.gov/press_office/view_article.cfm?ID=853 

"With all of the horrifying instances of children being exploited by 
online predators, its stomach-churning that no law is on the books to 
require Internet Service Providers to report instances of child 
pornography on their services," Schumer said. "In a nutshell, this 
legislation provides a common-sense tool to the growing problem of 
Internet child pornography. While we can=92t see everything that happens 
on the Internet, we can work hard to build the next best thing =96 a 
system to report the illegal activity that is discovered. Many of us 
have worked for years to protect children =96 this bill takes our efforts 
to the 21st Century."

An earlier version of the bill from December:
http://www.politechbot.com/docs/mccain.child.sex.offender.120806.pdf 

And, in somewhat related news, House committee chairmen announced four 
privacy-related bills today:
http://news.com.com/2100-1028_3-6157826.html 

I've placed them here:
http://www.politechbot.com/docs/house.dingell.barton.pretexting.bill.020807.pdf 
http://www.politechbot.com/docs/house.markey.barton.ssn.bill.020807.pdf 
http://www.politechbot.com/docs/house.rush.stearns.data.breach.bill.020807.pdf 
http://www.politechbot.com/docs/house.towns.bono.spyware.bill.020807.pdf 

And here's another anti-pretexting bill from Reps. Inslee and Blackburn:
http://news.com.com/2100-1028_3-6157383.html 

Two more data breach bills, from Sens. Leahy and Specter, and Rep. Lamar 
Smith:
http://news.com.com/2100-7348_3-6156904.html 

The Smith bill is here:
http://www.politechbot.com/docs/smith.data.protection.notification.draft.020607.pdf 

-Declan
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