IT Pros: the new porn police?

Wednesday, 29 May 2002, 4:19 PM EST

When South Carolina passed a law last summer that mandated IT pros to report child pornography, the IT industry sharply criticized it. Now an Illinois state lawmaker has introduced similar legislation: If any computer engineer, computer technician, management information engineer, or management information technician discovers child porn in the course of their work, they would be required to notify authorities.

The author of the Illinois proposal, James Durkin, argues his case in the current issue of Optimize. He's confronted by WiredSafety.org founder Parry Aftab, who opposes the bill. Each makes an eloquent case.

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