Facebook wants info about Australia's registered sex offenders

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Melbourne, June 13 (ANI): Social networking site Facebook wants all the information about Australia's registered sex offenders.

The idea behind it is to keep pedophiles and sex predators off.

And Victorian Police Minister Bob Cameron says he is happy to discuss the idea, sending departmental officials to meet Facebook.

"I have asked my department to meet online social networking representatives to ensure that this issue is addressed," News.com.au quoted him as saying.

"I have asked my department to undertake work, including proposals for a national ban on child sex offenders accessing social networking sites where they can contact children," he added.

Joe Sullivan, Facebook's chief security officer, said his company would co-operate with Australian authorities.

"We would welcome consideration of ways in which information about registered sex offenders can be securely shared with social networks- a model, widely deployed by the US States Attorney Generals, which has effectively removed dangerous individuals from access to such services," Sullivan said. (ANI)

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