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HB 5866 - Internet Dating Safety - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (94-47) - (Key vote)

Title: Internet Dating Safety

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires Internet dating services to provide members with a safety awareness notification, effective October 1, 2011.

Highlights:
  • Requires Internet dating services that offer services to Connecticut members to provide members with a safety awareness notification that includes a list of the following suggestions (Sec. 1):
    • Use caution when communicating with strangers;
    • Never include your last name, email address, home address, telephone number, place of work, or any other identifying information in an online dating profile or initial email messages;
    • Cease communications with any person who pressures you for personal or financial information;
    • Always inform a friend or family member where you are going and when you will return when meeting face-to-face with another member;
    • Always provide your own transportation to and from a date; and
    • Always meet in a public place.
  • Requires Internet dating services to provide the safety awareness notification to all Connecticut members at the time of registration (Sec. 1).
  • Defines a "Connecticut member" as a member who provides a Connecticut billing address or zip code when registering with an Internet dating service (Sec. 1).
  • This act is effective October 1, 2011 (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Internet Dating Safety

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