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Opinion: Mobile Call Act Would Be an “Abomination”

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

December 1, 2011

In a feature for Reuters, John C. Abell writes about HR 3035, known as the "Mobile Informational Call Act of 2011," that would "permit informational calls to mobile telephone numbers and for other purposes" through an "automatic telephone dialing system." While suggesting the likelihood of the bill's passage is small, Abell writes that "the mere attempt to start this conversation...has sparked outrage from the privacy and personal space crowd," adding that given the varied uses of mobile phones, "whatever the prospects for HR 3035, this is a defining moment in the relatively young history of the mobile Internet."  
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