Sen. Durbin To Introduce Bill Sanctioning Companies That Don't Protect Human Rights Abroad; But What About At Home?
from the the-two-step-shuffle dept
While I can understand the reasoning behind such a bill, my question is why is this limited to abroad? Here in the US, AT&T eagerly helped the administration in spying on users with no warrant and no official process (even allowing private info to be passed on with just a post-it note request). And what about efforts by US lawmakers to put in place third party liability -- similar to that which is used in China to censor the internet -- on copyright issues? Shouldn't there be sanctions for that as well?
Sanctioning companies that help regimes violate human and civil rights is perfectly reasonable -- but Durbin is kidding himself if he thinks this sort of thing only happens outside of the US. Let's clean things up at home first.