Senate committee pulls privacy bill

Apparently the controversy died down enough to make the Senate Commerce Committee feel comfortable with pulling the Protecting Consumer Phone Records Act from consideration at the last minute. According to a statement, the committee was "concerned that because of a series of stacked votes on the Senate floor, it would be too difficult for members to fully debate and vote on amendments that a number of committee members, both Republicans and Democrats, intended to offer to the phone-records bill." There has been a fight about the proposed bill as it pertained to states' rights. State regulators were waging a fight against a provision in the bill that would eliminate state-regulatory oversight of telephone records and allow only state attorneys general to sue to stop privacy violations.

To read more about the pulled mobile-phone privacy bill:
- take a look at this piece from RCR Wireless News

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