Consumer Telephone Records Protection Act of 2006

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The Consumer Telephone Records Protection Act of 2006 (S. 2178) was introduced January 18, 2006, by U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Alren Specter (R-PA), and Bill Nelson (D-FL) "to combat the growing black market of cell phone call logs stolen and sold by criminals." The bipartisan legislation "will criminalize the practice of both stealing and selling these records for cell phone, landline and voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) subscribers." [1]

"If the bill is signed into law, violations will include obtaining customer information from a telephone service provider by false pretenses, accessing a customer account on the Internet to obtain billing information without authorization and the selling of customer information by phone company employees without proper authorization." [2]

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