• United States



by Dave Gradijan

Congress Fights Sexual Predators Online

Jan 31, 20071 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Legislators introduced a bill in Congress yesterday intended to help social networking sites combat sexual predators, according to an Associated Press story in The Washington Post.

The bill would give sites like MySpace and Facebook access to a database of sex offenders and would force convicted sex offenders to register their e-mail addresses and online profiles with the federal government, the AP reports. The move comes on the heels of a lawsuit brought against Myspace owner News Corp. by four families whose daughters were sexually abused by adults they met on the controversial social networking site.