Julian Yap

Hawaiian Data Retention Bill HB 2288 tabled after vehement opposition

Treena Shapiro reporting for Associated Press:

. State lawmakers have tabled a proposal that would have required Internet service providers to retain all Hawaii consumers' subscriber data and browsing histories for a minimum of two years.

Introduced a way to combat Internet-related crime, House Bill 2288 received support from Honolulu's police and prosecutor departments and one individual, but was otherwise greeted with vehement opposition at a hearing Thursday.

p. Further backstory to this bill:

  • "CNET: Hawaii may keep track of all Web sites visited":http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57366443-281/hawaii-may-keep-track-of-all-web-sites-visited
  • "EFF: Hawaiian Data Retention Bill Would Force Internet Companies to Spy on Users’ Browsing Habits":https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/01/hawaiian-data-retention-bill-would-force-internet-companies-spy-users%E2%80%99-browsing
  • "Hawaii Lawmakers' Assault on Web Privacy":http://www.techhui.com/profiles/blogs/hawaii-lawmakers-assault-on-web-privacy
26 JANUARY 2012 @ 01:47PM

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