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CRS: Data Security: Protecting the Privacy of Phone Records

Authors: Gina Marie Stevens, and Tara Alexandra Rainson
May 17, 2006

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This CRS report considers the issue of the privacy of cellular telephone records. It discusses recent legislative and regulatory efforts to protect the privacy of customer telephone records, and efforts to prevent the unauthorized use, disclosure, or sale of such records by data brokers. In addition, it provides a brief overview of the confidentiality protections for customer information established by the Communications Act of 1934.

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