State's sex-trafficking law vulnerable

A Washington state law aimed at battling online sex trafficking is likely to be struck down after state Attorney General Rob McKenna declined to continue a legal fight over the measure in federal court.

McKenna’s office said Friday that it will not continue its defense of Engrossed Senate Bill 6252, one of several measures written by lawmakers earlier this year to combat online sex trafficking. Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the bill, aimed at online classified site Backpage.com, into law in March.

The law was challenged by Backpage.com and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an Internet advocacy group.

Saturday, December 8, 2012
Associated Press

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

Stalker law, or how did the government legalize mass surveillance of innocent Peruvians: https://eff.org/r.5yk6 #LeyStalker

Aug 2 @ 9:21pm

Perú: Hasta el Cardenal Juan Luis Cipriani critica la vigilancia descontrolada. https://eff.org/r.c2sx #leystalker

Aug 1 @ 9:57am

Brasil: Proposta da lei de Proteção de Dados Pessoais abre portas para intromissão do Estado. https://eff.org/r.ml6l

Aug 1 @ 8:40am
JavaScript license information