FCC Commissioner Copps Eyes Phone Record Probe – Forbes.com

Well it’s about time. Somebody in the government remembers his duty to the law.
FCC commissioner Michael J. Copps believes his office should open an investigation into whether AT&T (nyse: T – news – people ), Verizon Communications (nyse: VZ – news – people ) and BellSouth (nyse: BLS – news – people ) broke the law when they allegedly surrendered phone records to the government. It was reported last week that the National Security Agency–which claims to employ the U.S.’ premier cryptologists–requested the records shortly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Copps believes the companies’ alleged involvement could have violated Section 222 and other provisions of the U.S. Communications Act. FCC Commissioner Copps Eyes Phone Record Probe – Forbes.com