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US-Senate: Registry May Soon Add Sex Offenders' Web IDs

Published on: 07.01.08
Source: washingtonpost.com

The Senate Judiciary Committee by common consent passed a bill that would require sex offenders to submit eMail addresses and other online identifiers for inclusion in the Justice Department's National Sex Offender Public Registry.

The registry consists of data on sex offenders collected by each state. Only eleven US states require sex offenders to submit online cover names to declare sex offender registries, according to the office of Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), who wrote the draft law with Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.).
The legisation, accorded to the Keeping the Internet Devoid of Sexual Predators Act, is supported by several children's advocacy groups as well as the Facebook and MySpace social networking sites.

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