According to an article on CNET, Hawaii’s Legislature is slated to discuss a bill which would require ISPs to keep track of your browsing history for 2 years. Reading the bill, the term ISP is so broad that anyone providing a wireless access point would be required to log this history. Also, there is no provision for due process, encryption or any other safeguards on this information.
The bill is so shortsighted and simplistic that it really highlights the ignorance of our politicians on matters of the Internet…let alone our Constitution.
This doesn’t just affect Hawaii, as internet companies located outside of Hawaii, but who provide services there, are impacted. I would urge everyone to take action and e-mail the the main sponsor of the bill, John Mizuno, as well as Kym Pine, the minority leader who allegedly is the source for the idea. Respectfully ask them to withdraw such harmful litigation which would unduly burden internet companies and grossly violate our privacy.
John Mizuno’s Info:
Kym Pine’s Info: