Friday, December 07, 2012
US pushes new Child Protection Act, uncertain if it could expose people to hackers, viruses
Media are reporting that Senator Jon Coryn (R-TX) is urging passage of a new “Child Protection Act” to protect child witnesses and give US Marshalls and police more leeway in getting “time sensitive documents”, with KSAT story here.
The law would also increase penalties for child pornography. It’s not clear if there would be more exposure to accidental arrest and prosecution after hacking or virus infections, or a stronger idea of "absolute liability offenses".
The White House is reported to support the bill.