Florida legislature nixes unauthorized access to telephone records

The Florida legislature has added its imprint to the mounting stack of bills that state governments have passed which outlaw acquiring or selling telephone customer account information. House bill 871: Relating to Telephone Calling Records is summarized:

Telephone Calling Records; prohibits person from obtaining or attempting to obtain calling record of another person by making false or fraudulent statements or by providing false or fraudulent documents to telecommunications company, or by selling or offering to sell calling record that was obtained in fraudulent manner; provides that it is not violation of act for law enforcement agency or said company to obtain calling records for specified purposes, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2006.

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