Privacy Groups Urge FCC To End Call Data Retention Rule

Law360, New York (April 24, 2017, 3:52 PM EDT) -- The Electronic Privacy Information Center and a coalition of civil society organizations and others have urged the Federal Communications Commission to repeal a rule that requires phone companies to retain the detailed call records of their customers, saying it’s unnecessary and threatens consumer privacy.

EPIC, along with such groups as Consumer Watchdog and World Privacy Forum as well as legal scholars and technology experts, said in a letter to the agency Monday that they explained in a petition they filed more than a year and a half ago that the regulation is unduly burdensome and ineffectual and poses a threat to...

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