The law that went on the books 24 years ago has had updates and spawned a number of requirements for sex offenders.
One of them is that they must disclose to the state Division of Criminal Justice Services the “internet identifiers” that they use when they go online.
The rationale for that is simple to understand since it is so easy for people to use social media accounts to pretend they are someone they are not and attempt to initiate communications with an unsuspecting person.
But how much information must be provided to DCJS is now the subject of a review by New York’s highest court. The Court of Appeals heard arguments June 5 with regard to a registration violation charge lodged against a North Country sex offender named ___ ___. Full Article