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The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.

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Friday, July 08, 2005

Online Data Gets Personal: Cell Phone Records for Sale 

The amount of press devoted to privacy issues appears to be increasing each week, and not only to report the piles of privacy breaches. Today, the Washington Post is reporting on the availability of cell phone records from online personal information brokers. The article is worth reading and highlights companies such as Best People In a related story, the Electronic Privacy Information Center is calling on the FTC to investigate whether such companies are breaking the law.


7/08/2005 08:48:00 PM  :: (2 comments)  ::  Backlinks
I think these services are a very important part of many people's lives, acting as a lifeline for people to find the information they need quickly and easily.
is it possible for a defense lawyer to obtain cell phone records of a plaintiff without that individual's authorization?
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