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FBI Asks Congress to Require Tech Companies to Share More Consumer Data For Investigations

  • PC World, Friday, October 17, 2014 3:10 PM

The FBI is pushing Congress to pass a law that will require tech companies to more readily share consumer data from mobile phones with law enforcement. On Thursday, U.S. FBI Director James Comey called on Congress to update the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, an act that allows the police to listen in on phone conversations for criminal investigations. Comey is pushing to update the law to include data from smartphones such as apps and email accounts.

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