Wednesday, January 25, 2006

To Stop the Sale of Cell Phone Reacords...

MEDIA ADVISORY:

WES CLARK STANDS WITH SCHUMER TO ENDORSE BIPARTISAN BILL TO STOP SALE OF CELL PHONE CALL LOGS TO PROTECT PRIVACY OF MILLIONS OF CELL PHONE USERS

- Last Week Chairman Arlen Specter and Sen. Bill Nelson Joined Schumer to Introduce Legislation to Criminalize Practice that Was Successfully Used Against Gen. Wes Clark and Millions of Others

- Thieves Steal and Sell Entire List of Every Call Cell Phone Owner has Made, Private, Business and Personal Relationships Made Public for a Small Fee

- Who your Physician is, Whether you see a Psychologist, Companies you do Business with, Private/Personal Relationships Can all be made Public

Last week U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer introduced legislation to combat the growing black market of cell phone call logs stolen and sold by criminals.

The bipartisan Consumer Telephone Records Protection Act of 2006, was introduced with Senators Arlen Specter (R-PA), Bill Nelson (D-FL), and others and it will criminalize the practice of both stealing and selling these records for cell phone, landline and voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) subscribers. Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 1:15pm Schumer will stand with Gen. Wesley Clark to urge the passage of this critical bill. Gen. Clark’s personal cell records were purchased online recently. A representative from Verizon Wireless will also participate in the press conference ­
Verizon and Cingular have both endorsed the Schumer-Specter-Nelson bill.

DATE: TUESDAY, January 24, 2006
TIME: 1:15 p.m.
PLACE: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building
WHO: Senator Schumer, Gen. Wesley Clark, and a representative from Verizon Wireless

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