CHICAGO TRIBUNE – Jan 26 – Legislation has surfaced in Springfield, Illinois that would require any online dating site operating in or offering services to Illinois residents to announce prominently and repeatedly on their website whether or not they conduct background checks on members. Senator Ira Silverstein is taking a crack at passing the legislation. Though he acknowledges that the bill isn’t fool-proof, he believes it would set up a “new level of consumer protection with dating sites.” Similar laws have passed in Texas and New Jersey.
by Alissa Groeninger
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