Blumenthal urges state legislators to act on Web age bill

(03/07/07) HARTFORD ? Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is urging lawmakers to consider an age-restriction bill for popular social Web sites such as Myspace.com.

Under the proposal, users over the age of 18 would enter their driver?s license number when they register for the site. If someone is under 18, they would be required to enter a driver?s license number from a parent. The parent would then be contacted by a representative from the site.

Blumenthal says the technology for such a regulation is readily available. The bill, which is gaining strong bipartisan support, will be debated Thursday in front of the General Law Committee.

 

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