Legislators Seek Details on ISP Tracking Plan
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.January 27, 2011
The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking a new law to require ISPs to keep records of user activity, but legislators are calling for more information, CNET News reports. A DoJ official told House Judiciary Committee members at a hearing on Tuesday that "the government doesn't have a specific proposal" at this time, prompting questions from members as to just when such a proposal will be brought forward, while other members suggested "more robust data retention will certainly assist law enforcement" in tracking down criminals. The scope of any proposed mandatory data retention law remains unclear, the report states.