Consumer Telephone Records Protection Act of 2006
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." 
"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." 
- John Aravosis, "Bipartisan group of Senators introduce legislation to fix cell phone records privacy problem," AMERICAblog, January 18, 2006.
- "Senate Bill Criminalizes Phone-Records Resale," TelecomWeb.com, January 18, 2006.
- Grant Gross, "New legislation would prohibit sale of phone call logs. Law would make stealing and selling subscriber records a felony," IDG News Service (ComputerWorld), January 18, 2006.
- Jay Lyman, "Controversy Grows Over Sales of Cell Phone Records," TechNewsWorld, January 19, 2006.
- Jennifer C. Kerr, "Lawmakers to Target Sale of Phone Records," Associated Press (Washington Post), January 23, 2006.
- John Aravosis, "General Wesley Clark to attend press conference today in support of federal Telephone Records Protection Act," AMERICAblog, January 24, 2006. re Wesley Kanne Clark