Philip L. Hage writes: "The companion to the McCain/Schumer bill for the 110th Congress dealing with online predators is a bill proposed by Rep. Diana DeGette, a Colorado Democrat. She is planning on introducing legislation in January 2007 to force Internet Service Providers to maintain data on every American's net activity. The Justice Department has been campaigning for this for years and the notoriety of the Mark Foley incident has served as a catalyst. DeGette's initiative would require ISPs to cache senders and receivers of emails, chat room activity, IM activity and users' Internet histories for all 100 million U.S. users for an evergreen two-year period. In case a child predator or pornographer was identified, his entire Internet activity could be subpoenaed, scrutinized and provided as evidence in his possible trial. Caching 120 billion unique page views for 100 million Americans for two years to provide possible prosecutorial evidence on a thousand perverts is a misguided and dangerous invasion of Americans' privacy. While the "ends" are desirable the "means" are despicable. Currently, for business reasons, ISPs temporarily cache some of their users' Internet activity, but not in the detail specified in DeGette's proposal. ISPs do this for valid business reasons, generally to resolve possible billing disputes for periods of time matching the billing cycles."