House panel approves bill forcing ISPs to log users’ Web history

House panel approves bill forcing ISPs to log users’ web history
By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, July 28th, 2011 — 9:41 pm

The House Judiciary Committee approved legislation on Thursday that would require Internet service providers (ISPs) to collect and retain records about Internet users’ activity.

CNET reported the bill would require ISPs to retain customers’ names, addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and temporarily-assigned IP addresses for 12 months.

The bill passed by a vote of 19 to 10, and is aimed at helping law enforcement track down pedophiles.

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