Tuesday, May 16, 2006

FCC Commissioner Calls for Probe of NSA

An FCC Commissioner says the FCC should investigate the NSA telephone spying program.

Michael J. Copps, an FCC Commissioner, and a Democrat, said that the program may violate the federal law.

"We need to be certain that the companies over which the FCC has public-interest oversight have not gone – or been asked to go – to a place where they should not be," he said.

Copps also said in a statement:

"There is no doubt that protecting the security of the American people is our government's No. 1 responsibility. But in a digital age where collecting, distributing and manipulating consumers' personal information is as easy as a click of a button, the privacy of our citizens must still matter."

In other news, BellSouth has denied providing phone records to the NSA.


Post a Comment

<< Home