Saturday, January 07, 2006

Illinois fights cell records theft

According to the Chicago Tribune, the state of Illinois is planning to be the first state to implement strong measures to protect phone customers from the unauthorized release of their calling information. The proposed law will require phone companies to protect the privacy and security of customer information. Notably, it will also outlaw "pretexting", which is said to be the technique used by most of the companies who trade in this sort of data. See: Chicago Tribune | Gov. fights cell records theft.

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