Jaikumar Vijayan reports:
Lawmakers in Hawaii on Thursday quietly dropped a bill that would have required Internet service providers to collect the detailed browsing histories of Internet users in the state and store the data for at least two years.
The bill, HB 2288, would have required anyone providing access to the Internet in Hawaii to maintain “consumer records” of every Internet user’s subscriber information and data such as the IP addresses, domain names and host names of the sites they visit.
In theory at least, the bill would have covered not only ISPs but also libraries, coffee shops and employers, the Electronic Frontier Foundation noted in a blog post Thursday.
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