Friday, February 03, 2006

More Hearings in Congress on sale of phone records

The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Hearing, Evidence of Records and Practices Sought From Websites that Sell Private Cell Phone Records, held Wednesday February 1, 2006, opened an investigation into the retail sales of customer telephone records. The Committee press release includes the letters sent to Steven Schwartz, director of First Source Information Specialists, Inc., and Patrick Baird, director of PDJ Services, which demand a list of the customers who have used their service.

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation website lists the panel that will assemble at its February 8 hearing, Protecting Consumers' Phone Records.