October 14, 2008
KIDS Act Passed Into Law
The Keeping the Internet Devoid of Sexual Predators Act of 2008 is now law. The KIDS Act provides for an information exchange between the Attorney General and the social networking sites, in order to prevent known sexual predators from accessing such websites. In particular, Attorney General shall establish and maintain a secure system that permits social networking websites to compare the information contained in the National Sex Offender Registry with the Internet identifiers of users of the social networking websites. The new law has been promptly embraced by Facebook.