When the law chases the Internet

Both Congress and the courts have always played catch up with Internet crime, from credit-card theft to child porn. The fast pace of new Web software provides a challenge to slow-moving law.

Americans want this information highway to be private, but they also want government to have enough access to it to protect them, and society at large, from criminal acts.

The Internet's benefits should not be hindered by public fear of crime or by lax law enforcement against cybercriminals. Internet privacy is best protected if government can quickly react to each new criminal intrusion, and thus avoid a broader government hand in the Web. When the law chases the Internet | csmonitor.com

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