Internet Safety Act

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The Internet Safety Act and the Internet Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today's Youth Act (acronymized SAFETY) were two United States bills introduced in 2009 requiring "a provider of an electronic communication service or remote computing service [to] retain for a period of at least two years all records or other information pertaining to the identity of a user of a temporarily assigned network address the service assigns to that user."[1][2]

In addition, these bills had the following purposes[original research?]:

  • to stop child pornography,
  • to keep Internet predators offline and in prison cells,
  • to make Internet safety public service announcements
  • to make Internet safety a concern
  • to stop child and teen abduction
  • to get children and teens to report issues on the Internet to parents and Internet officials, rather than to be afraid and to log off and be worried that they did something wrong.

Neither bill was passed by Congress.[3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bill proposes ISPs, Wi-Fi keep logs for police". CNET. 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-24. Two bills have been introduced so far--S.436 in the Senate and H.R.1076 in the House. Each of the companion bills is titled "Internet Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today's Youth Act," or Internet Safety Act. Each contains the same language: "A provider of an electronic communication service or remote computing service shall retain for a period of at least two years all records or other information pertaining to the identity of a user of a temporarily assigned network address the service assigns to that user." 
  2. ^ "Proposed Child Pornography Laws Raise Data Retention Concerns". CRN Magazine. February 20, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  3. ^ House version, H.R.1076
  4. ^ Senate version, S.436
  5. ^ "H.R. 1076 (111th): Internet Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today’s Youth (SAFETY) Act of 2009", GovTrack, Civic Impulse, LLC, retrieved 9 September 2013.