Hawaii's legislature is weighing an unprecedented proposal to curb the privacy of Aloha State residents: requiring Internet providers to keep track of every Web site their customers visit.
Its House of Representatives has scheduled a hearing this morning on a new bill (PDF) requiring the creation of virtual dossiers on state residents. The measure, H.B. 2288, says "Internet destination history information" and "subscriber's information" such as name and address must be saved for two years.
7:13 pm on Jan 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
All I gotta say is, wow. Not surprised considering all of the recent developments with SOPA, Google+ & an increased emphasis placed on piracy and cyber crime.
I think we'll all have some form of Internet ID or centralized tracking service in the not too distant future.
8:50 pm on Jan 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
whats up with all this tracking people these days are all countries becoming stasi believers. Before the net we also did not have a person from the gov. at our back to watch every move.
9:01 pm on Jan 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
Another shortsighted law turning the burden of proof on it's head.
It is no longer up to enforcement agencies to prove you are guilty of something, it is up to you to prove to them you aren't.
A Hawaii politician who proposed requiring Internet providers to record every Web site their customers visit is now backing away from the controversial legislation.
Rep. Kymberly Pine, an Oahu Republican and the House minority floor leader, told CNET this evening that her intention was to protect "victims of crime," not compile virtual dossiers on every resident of--or visitor to--the Aloha State who uses the Internet.
"We do not want to know where everyone goes on the Internet," Pine said. "That's not our interest. We just want the ability for law enforcement to be able to capture the activities of crime."