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S. 2389, The Protecting Consumer Phone Records Act
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S. 2389 would prohibit obtaining or selling the personal information of telecommunications customers¿including phone records¿without the customer's consent. The bill also would require telecommunications carriers to take precautions to safeguard customers' personal information and to notify customers whenever there is a breach in the security of this information. Under S. 2389, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) would enforce restrictions and requirements related to the security of this information, including assessing and collecting civil penalties for violations of the bill's provisions. Finally, the FCC and the FTC would conduct an outreach campaign to inform consumers of the security issues involving telecommunications information.