Sunday, January 08, 2006

Phone records for sale

Somewhat related to "Search Scandals", the Chicago SunTimes is reporting that your cell phone records may be for sale on numerous online services.

Criminals can use such records to expose a government informant who regularly calls a law enforcement official.

Suspicious spouses can see if their husband or wife is calling a certain someone a bit too often.

And employers can check whether a worker is regularly calling a psychologist -- or a competing company.

This must be a violation of laws, and privacy concerns need to be addressed by some authority. However it seems that the law is currently not doing what it needs to do.

"Though this problem is all too common, federal law is too narrow to include this type of crime," -- Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)

Please pass some laws to protect against this, I do not want my phone records available to purchase for less than $200.

Reading: Your phone records are for sale

A site selling phone records: LocateCell (shut these guys down someone!!)

Tags: , , , , ,
  post to


Post a Comment

<< Home

eXTReMe Tracker