Hawaii Drops ISP Data Retention Bill
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.January 30, 2012
Legislators in Hawaii dismissed a bill last Thursday that would have required Internet service providers to collect the surfing histories of individuals in the state and store them for up to two years, Computerworld reports. HB 2288 drew criticism from privacy advocates and industry groups. Electronic Frontier Foundation Activism Director Rainey Reitman said the bill would have infringed "on the privacy of hundreds of thousands of Hawaiian citizens as well as any tourists who used Internet services while visiting the Aloha state," and the U.S. Internet Service Provider Association said the bill raised "myriad privacy concerns."