Megan's Law Symposium - Transcript (Lawlor)

Michael Lawlor, Connecticut State Representative

Abstract

The idea that people can access information instantaneously from their homes via the Internet will have an effect on the distribution of many types of information already contained in computer databases, not just the distribution of sex offender information. It will not be long before public information such as police reports, photos, criminal histories, pending charges, and other information available to law enforcement individuals is available to everyone. This information is already available to citizens of some states, including California, via the Internet.