Sen. Durbin Introduces Cell Phone Privacy Bill
Sen. Dick Durbin introduced a cell phone privacy bill today. From his press release (received by e-mail.)
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today introduced legislation to prohibit the sale, fraudulent transfer or use of cellular telephone records. Durbin's bill would make it illegal to transfer personal information from cell phone companies to online brokers and the legislation provides tough criminal penalties, including up to 10 years in prison, for those found guilty of violating phone usersâ privacy.
âThe acquisition and sale of an individualâs personal cell phone call list record is a violation of privacy, and can pose a real threat to personal safety,â Durbin said. âThe fraudulent acquisition of records needs to be punishable as a true criminal offense, subject to jail time and fines. The sale and transfer of this information needs to be clearly prohibited by law.â
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