US bill looks to close down wireless surveillance
2012.08.10 10:34 by Daniela
A US Senator has proposed in the US Senate a draft legislation that would increase oversight of the growing number of requests wireless carriers receive from U.S. law enforcement agencies for their customers' phone records.
"The startling number of requests made for the personal information of mobile phone users strongly suggests that clear, consistent rules should be established to protect the privacy of innocent people," said Senator Ed Markey, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
"With searches and seizures now happening in cyberspace, this legislation will update the 4th amendment for the 21st century. I look forward to working with my colleagues on this critical legislation."
Markey is supported by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
"The Wireless Surveillance Act would bring much needed transparency to a very murky area of surveillance law," said Christopher Calabrese, ACLU legislative counsel. "We need to ensure that law enforcement no longer has carte blanche to track innocent Americans."
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