Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Verizon: 720 Warrantless Disclosures

Verizon has told Congress it has turned over customer data, on an emergency basis and without a court order, more than seven hundred times to Federal authorities. The requests not only included information about who made and received the phone call, but also about people they called.
Verizon also disclosed that the FBI, using administrative subpoenas, sought information identifying not just a person making a call, but all the people that customer called, as well as the people those people called. Verizon does not keep data on this "two-generation community of interest" for customers, but the request highlights the broad reach of the government's quest for data.

via tpm


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