US Wireless Carriers Who Aid Police Are Asked for Data
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 03/05/2012 16:02
A leading House Democrat is demanding information from the country's biggest cellphone companies about their role in helping local police departments conduct surveillance and tracking of suspects and others in criminal investigations.
Representative Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts, the co-chairman of the Congressional Bipartisan Privacy Caucus, said in a letter sent Wednesday to eight major wireless carriers that he was "deeply concerned" that routine tracking of cellphone use by law enforcement officials in many departments "may violate the privacy rights of Americans."
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