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Carriers: 1.3 Million Demands for Subscriber Data Received

MOBILE PRIVACY—U.S.

July 9, 2012

In response to a congressional inquiry, nine mobile phone carriers have indicated they responded to 1.3 million law enforcement demands for subscriber information, The New York Times reports. The carriers have stated they hand over "records thousands of times a day in response to police emergencies, court orders, law enforcement subpoenas and other requests," the report states. Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA), who requested the reports from the carriers, said, "I never expected it to be this massive." Meanwhile, the ACLU's Chris Calabrese cautioned, "The standards are really all over the place" when it comes to mobile phone surveillance. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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