Stronger Safeguards Sought As Cell Records Sold on Web

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 17, 2006

Press release: “Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) Ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, released responses from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) [2 pages, PDF] and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [2 pages, PDF] in response to his inquiry into reports of the commercial availability of consumer telephone records by companies like www.celltolls.com and other web-based companies that sell private cell phone records for as low as $89.95.”

  • “High-tech hucksters are using the Internet to sell illegally-obtained consumer telephone records and I urge the FTC and FCC to step up their enforcement efforts already underway to ensure that consumer telephone records do not become commodities in a cyberspace bazaar,” said Rep. Markey.
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