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Unfair warning: breach notification in the fCC’s enhanced telephone records safeguards

The public availability of an average citizen’s telephone call records, Justice Potter Stewart once noted, easily could reveal the identities of the persons and the places called, and thus reveal the most intimate details of a person’s life.1 The privacy threats of unauthorized phone record disclosure presaged by Justice Stewart gained public attention in the wake of the so-called pretexting scandals reported in 2006.2 Pretexting occurs when a third party poses as a customer in order to obtain that customer’s confidential information,...

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