Cellular Telephone Privacy
Committee members heard testimony concerning legislation to make stricter laws against altering electronic equipment, such as radio… read more
Committee members heard testimony concerning legislation to make stricter laws against altering electronic equipment, such as radio scanners, in order to eavesdrop on cellular telephone conversations. Similar legislation initiated by Rep. Markey became law in 1994, but has not prevented persons from altering such devices or businesses from helping them do it. Mr. Wheeler urged Congress to pass tougher laws and Mr. Grove testified that it is not illegal to sell equipment to modify such devices. close
People in this video
Jerry Berman Co-Founder Center for Democracy and Technology
- Bob Grove Publisher
James Kallstrom Assistant Director Federal Bureau of Investigation->New York, NY
- William E. Kennard General Counsel Federal Communications Commission
- Jay Kitchen President and CEO Personal Communications Industry Assn.
Robert S. Litt Assistant Attorney General (Former) Department of Justice->Criminal Division
Gary J. Shapiro President Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Assn.
- Richard Smith Official Federal Communications Commission->Office of Engineering and Technology
Billy Tauzin II U.S. Representative [R] Louisiana
Tom Wheeler President Cellular Telecommunications Industry Assn.
- House Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and FinanceHouse Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance
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