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FCC Releases CPNI Order

The FCC is requiring landline and wireless carriers to adopt more safeguards that bar pretexting, or the unauthorized disclosure of consumers phone records. The order on customer proprietary network information (CPNI) contains several provisions, among them the requirement that carriers including VoIP providers cannot release call records unless the caller provides a correct password. Otherwise, […]

ROUND TABLE

… On the federal criminalization of pretexting, or the act of fraudulently obtaining consumers private phone records Sales of fraudulently obtained phone records flourished because the possibility of criminal prosecution was remote. The bills unanimous support in both houses sends a strong message to data thieves this activity will not be tolerated.Rep. Lamar Smith, the […]

Senate Criminalizes Pretexting

The Senate this weekend passed a bill that criminalizes pretexting, or the act of fraudulently obtaining consumers private phone records. The push to make pretexting illegal stemmed from the HP scandal earlier this year, when the company used private detectives to get phone records of journalists, managers and directors. The Telephone Records and Privacy Protection […]

Committee Sends CPNI Bill to Full Senate

The Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday voted to approve the Protecting Consumer Phone Records Act, which prevents companies and individuals from fraudulently obtaining consumers private phone records in a practice known as pretexting. The measure now goes to the full Senate for consideration. The act covers wireless, wireline and IP telephony services, and makes it […]

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