CELL PHONE RECORDS BECOME IMPORTANT POLICE TOOL

Despite a reduction in requests for wiretaps the number of law enforcement requests for information from telecommunications companies is increasing. The major cell phone companies responded to 1.3 million requests for information from law enforcement agencies last year. At the same time the number of wiretap requests from state and Federal officials declined by 14 per cent to 2732. Federal judges approved 792 requests and state judges approved 1940 requests for wiretaps. Requests for information to cell phone providers cover […] Read more »