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Replying to:  this should be easy to stop by gunny   Jan 17, 2006, 2:26 PM


by the answer is 42    Jan 18, 2006, 2:58 PM

Well, if the federal government won't put a stop to it, it looks like the carriers will make an attempt. Too bad it will not work in the long run. Cingular filed against yesterday. I gather both Cingular and Verizon have filed lawsuits against various companies for this sort of thing. The problem I see is the carriers are getting stuck with court costs (which of course get passed along to us eventually) and companies like locatecell lose, then go start again under a different company. Or move to Canada. The only way to really stop this is for the government to enact a new law to make it illegal to sell these records (not a fan of new laws for every little thing, but if it's needed) or the Supreme Court to reinterpret an existing law and set a precedent. Maybe the carriers should try the Supreme Court route, it may be more effective. The feds have known about this for years and have left it to the carriers to clog the court systems trying to get it fixed.

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