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Comment: Text from proposed bill, pretty scary stuff

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Text from proposed bill, pretty scary stuff

Basically, it says a government agency can gather all the information in Section (B) WITHOUT A WARRANT. All they would need is a subpoena and they also wouldn't have to contact the telecom provider or customer.


(A) IN GENERAL.—A governmental entity may require a provider of electronic communication service, remote computing service, or geolocation information service to disclose information described in subparagraph (B) if the governmental entity obtains—

(i) an administrative subpoena under a Federal or State statute; or
(ii) a Federal or State grand jury subpoena or trial subpoena.

(B) REQUIREMENTS.—The information described in this subparagraph is—

(i) the name of the subscriber or customer;
(ii) the address of the subscriber or customer;
(iii) the local and long distance telephone connection records, or records of session times and durations, of the subscriber or customer;
(iv) length of service (including start date) and types of service utilized by the subscriber or customer;
(v) telephone or instrument number or other subscriber number or identity, including any temporarily assigned network address, of the subscriber or customer; and
(vi) means and source of payment for such service (including any credit card or bank account number) of the subscriber or customer.

(3) NOTICE NOT REQUIRED.—A governmental entity that receives records or information under this subsection is not required to provide notice to a subscriber or customer.’