Social-networking sites – including ones owned by Google Inc. Yahoo Inc and AOL Inc. will remove New York sex offenders from their rolls.
The 15 have agreed to use New York’s Securing and Targeting of Online Predators Act, known as e-STOP, to purge registered sex offenders, according to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. The law requires all registered sex offenders to register their email accounts, screen names and any other Internet identifiers with authorities. That information is then made available to social-networking sites.
I have a feeling that New York’s law will be overturned as the 6th Admentment of the the Bill of Rights guarentees
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.“
While I believe convicted sex offenders should have a big tattoo in the middle of their forehead that says “Registered Sex Offender” , even a website that says, “look here at NY states sex offenders in your area!” but to impose a law that requires someone to voluntarily give up their privacy is unconstitional and unthinkable. The ones that are seeking to do harm online will certainly lie about such information.