House Ethics breach to prompt P2P laws?

This Times editorial discusses the House Ethics Committee’s recent file security issues and indicates legislation may be forthcoming.

The vulnerable software is so popular that more than 20 million users are estimated to be on file-sharing networks at any given second. Suddenly, concerned colleagues are open to Mr. Towns’s cogent argument for legislating a ban on recreational file-sharing that does not clearly warn users that it makes it possible for determined filchers to download official, financial, medical and family secrets stored on a user’scomputer.

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