Monday, April 03, 2006

Congress To Protect Phone Records

The United State Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has approved a proposed bill which would makes it illegal to acquire, use or sell a phone records.

The issue has been gaining traction for several months, after a journalist/blogger obtained General Wesley Clark's cell phone for a small fee.

The FCC would able to levy fines of up to $30,000 for each violation, up to $3 million.

The bill would also creates a private right of action with awards of up to $11,000 per record, up to a limit of $11 million.


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