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Washington Post: Online Crime Report Raises Privacy Concerns

Mar 09, 2000, 18:46 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Schwartz)

"Civil liberties activists said yesterday that a new report from a presidential panel on dealing with online crime contains proposals that could lead to privacy restrictions and expanded police powers."

"Policing the freewheeling Internet has become an intensely contentious issue for the Clinton administration, which has sought to balance the needs of law enforcement with worries by civil liberties groups and the Internet business community that a heavy governmental hand will crush the fragile "new economy."

"The report--"The Electronic Frontier: The Challenge of Unlawful Conduct on the Internet"--is to be officially released today by U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno."

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