Friday, February 03, 2006

Congress urged to better protect phone records

CNET "A parade of witnesses testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday, citing the need for additional laws to rein in illicit sales of phone records.
The hearing was designed to outline how phone records are ending up in the hands of data thieves and how to strengthen legal efforts to curtail those illicit actions.
'Most of the reports show that pretexting is the method data brokers are using to obtain phone record information,' Kevin Martin, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said at the hearing. "

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