MySpace not cooperative enough for state AGs

Cleaning house at MySpace is proving to be a more difficult task than law enforcement would like, reports the Hartford Courant.Although MySpace says it is doing everything to comply with demands that it cough up information on thousands of convicted sex offenders suspected of using the site, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and seven other attorneys general say that MySpace is falling short of their demands.

Cleaning house at MySpace is proving to be a more difficult task than law enforcement would like, reports the Hartford Courant.

Although MySpace says it is doing everything to comply with demands that it cough up information on thousands of convicted sex offenders suspected of using the site, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and seven other attorneys general say that MySpace is falling short of their demands.

MySpace responded that they cannot give out the names, addresses and other personal information about the sex offenders without violating federal and state laws.

"We are doing everything short of breaking the law to ensure that the information about these predators gets to proper authorities," MySpace's chief security officer Hemanshu Nigam said Tuesday in an emailed statement to reporters.

MySpace has made some effort to comply. The company uses software to match personal profile information to a national sex offender database, Nigam said.

"We will use every available avenue to pursue this because it is vital to protecting children," said Blumenthal.