Senate pulls phone-records privacy bill
The US Senate Commerce Committee has decided to pull the Protecting Consumer Phone Records Act, designed to protect the privacy of customers' phone records, just two hours before the debates on the Senate floor. According to the issued statement the reason for this is that representatives of both Republicans and Democrats have some reservations about it. The proposed bill limits the power of the States to stop privacy violations, while at the same increases the power of federal government as it allows only state Attorneys General to sue violators and ignores states and public-service commission.
The Senate Judiciary Committee and The House Commerce Committee have already passed similar bills, which criminalize the obtaining of phone records under false pretences.
Source: RCR News