Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Private Investigator News: Truth In Caller ID Passes Congress

"The House of Representatives passed the 'Truth in Caller ID' bill yesterday. The House accepted the Senate version of the bill, (S 30) and will send it on to the President for his signature.

The good news is that the Senate bill retains language that limits the use of 'spoofing' of caller ID information only 'with the intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain something of value'. NCISS opposed the earlier House-passed caller id bill (HR 1258) because it had troublesome language that would have included a ban on spoofing with the intent to 'defraud or deceive'. Our legislative committee was concerned that any use of spoofing could be considered by courts to be intended to deceive. Investigators would lose a valuable tool."

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