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Legislators Seek Hearing on CarrierIQ

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

January 13, 2012

Three U.S. lawmakers are seeking a Congressional hearing on the implications of the use of CarrierIQ software by wireless carriers, COMPUTERWORLD reports. Citing a letter sent by Reps. Henry Waxman (D-CA), G.K Butterfield (D-NC) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) to the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the report states the legislators are requesting an investigation of such data collection and transmission capabilities. "There continue to be many unanswered questions about the handling of this data and the extent to which its collection, analysis and transmission pose legitimate privacy concerns for the American public," the legislators wrote. Their letter follows concerns from two senators in December.
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