Nonprofit Students Bring the Fight Against Child Porn to Sacramento
U-T San Diego -- Unlike commercial film and photo processors, computer repair technicians can legally ignore the evidence if they stumble upon disturbing images of child pornography or sexual abuse.
But that may soon change under legislation introduced this week by Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego.
Atkins proposes to add commercial computer technicians to a lengthy list of those already required to inform police when they suspect child pornography or abuse.
Atkins said her Assembly Bill 1817 is prompted by the digital age, where images can be privately captured, stored and shared without fear of being reported by traditional commercial film and photo processors. (Full Story)