Markey Queries DOJ On Cellphone Data Requests

Law360, New York (July 12, 2012, 6:42 PM EDT) -- U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., on Wednesday questioned the U.S. Department of Justice’s handling of consumers’ personal cellphone information once it is handed over by cellphone carriers for law enforcement purposes, raising concerns about privacy and data security.

As part of a congressional inquiry into law enforcement requests of consumer cellphone records, Markey sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder pressing the department on what safeguards it has in place for protecting sensitive consumer cellphone records, including whether it encrypts the data or properly...
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