Privacy Group Wants FCC To Probe Verizon Over Govt. Spying

Law360, New York (June 13, 2013, 9:23 PM EDT) -- The Electronic Privacy Information Center on Wednesday asked the Federal Communications Commission to investigate Verizon Communications Inc. over its decision to comply with a recently leaked secret court order that required it to turn over all its customers' phone records to the federal government.

Under Section 222 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, telecommunications carriers like Verizon have a duty to protect consumer proprietary network information, which includes data about the time, date, duration and location of phone calls requested by the government, EPIC wrote in...
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