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The House Republicans' first major technology initiative is about to be unveiled: a push to force Internet companies to keep track of what their users are doing.
A House panel chaired by Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin is scheduled to hold a hearing tomorrow morning to discuss forcing Internet providers, and perhaps Web companies as well, to store records of their users' activities for later review by police.
One focus will be on reviving a dormant proposal for data retention that would require companies to store Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for two years, CNET has learned.
Originally posted by jdub297
reply to post by SeventhSeal
Of course, you could be honest, instead of partisan in your thread title (from your source):
Rep. Diana DeGette, a Colorado Democrat, was the first to announce such a proposal.
Either way, retention has been around for awhile now.
Originally posted by SeventhSeal
And did the Republicans oppose the idea? No. They did not as it seems they are pursuing the plan itself.