Senators Introduce Bill To Punish Sale of Phone Records
Jan 19, 2006, 1:58 PM by (staff)
Three Senators yesterday introduced a bill that would make it a felony for anyone to obtain phone records illicitly. The bill criminalizes more than the records dealers who were brought to light last week, it would also punish carrier employees caught selling records without authorization as well. The bill is not just for cell phone records but landline and even VOIP calls as well. The FCC is also investigating the practice, however it is focusing on the carriers instead. It wants to be sure the carriers are complying with existing rules that govern the protection of subscriber data.
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House Passes Bill to Limit NSA Phone Data Collection
The House of Representatives today passed the USA Freedom Act, meant to prevent the NSA from collecting Americans' phone records, with a vote of 338 to 88. The NSA has been collecting Americans' phone records in bulk since late 2001 under the auspices of Section 215 of the Patriot Act.
Patriot Act Expires, NSA Phone Data Collection Ends
The Patriot Act expired today and with it the NSA's authority to collect Americans' phone records in bulk. Members of the Senate deliberated over the Act furiously on Sunday as some wanted to extend its powers and others wanted to kill it altogether.
Which is it?
I say shame on the carriers...
Kudos to Americablog
Apparently the government doesn't take it lightly when a retired General's phone records are purchased.
yeah, but it shouldn't have to come to this. it seems as if the government usually only steps ...
good, they should be puinshed!