S.436 - Internet Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today’s Youth Act of 2009

A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect youth from exploitation by adults using the Internet, and for other purposes. view all titles (4)

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  • Official: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect youth from exploitation by adults using the Internet, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: Internet Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today’s Youth Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Internet Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today's Youth Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: SAFETY Act as introduced.

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OpenCongress Summary

This bill and its House equivalent, H.R.1076, seek to increase penalties for processing Internet materials relating to child exploitation. More controversially, they would also require Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) to retain certain user records for a minimum of two years. While few protest restrictions on child pornography, privacy advocates have taken issue with this data retention requirement (see Sec.5).
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Official Summary

Internet Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today's Youth Act of 2009 or the SAFETY Act - Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) prohibit financial transactions in interstate or foreign commerce that facilitate access to, or the possession of, child pornography; (2) pro

Official Summary

Internet Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today's Youth Act of 2009 or the SAFETY Act - Amends the federal criminal code to:
(1) prohibit financial transactions in interstate or foreign commerce that facilitate access to, or the possession of, child pornography;
(2) prohibit conduct by an Internet content hosting provider or email service provider that facilitates access to, or the possession of, child pornography;
(3) require providers of electronic communication or remote computing services to retain certain user records for at least two years;
(4) establish certain child sexual exploitation crimes as a predicate for money laundering prosecutions;
(5) increase criminal penalties for sexual exploitation of children and for child pornography; and
(6) establish embezzlement or theft of public property and bribery as predicates for racketeering prosecutions.Authorizes appropriations for FY2010-FY2014 for the Innocent Images National Initiative.

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