Big brother is at it again, this time going after your personal phone logs. Local law enforcement organizations are lobbying Congress to require wireless providers to store text messages for two years, in case they’re needed during criminal investigations.
The proposal submitted to Congress by the law enforcement lobby would require wireless providers, such as AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, to store user’s text messages for at least two years. The provision they’re lobbying for would be a part of an updated 1986 privacy law for the cloud storage era.
Members of the law enforcement lobby cite an increased use of text messages as the reason for the change.