Monday, February 06, 2006

~ phone records debate in US Senate to be webcast ~

Protecting Consumers' Phone Records is the topic of the U.S. Senate Consumer Affairs, Product Safety, and Insurance subcommittee webcast on Wednesday, February 8, 2006. Needless to say, the witness list isn't balanced; all of those testifying are expected to argue that selling or obtaining consumer telephone records should be criminalized.
The hearing will examine unauthorized third party access to phone records, potential legislative solutions, and will assess the proper roles of the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission.