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Securus Leak of Prison Call Records Underscores Importance of FCC Oversight

December 8, 2015 CPNI , FCC , FTC , Prison Phones , security

Recently, investigative journalists at the Intercept revealed that Securus, a nationwide provider of phone and video services to jails and prisons, suffered a massive security breach when someone obtained, and then leaked, records of more than 70 million phone calls by prisoners across the country, along with links to downloadable recordings of those calls. Among these calls were records of “at least 14,000 recorded conversations between inmates and attorneys.” In fact, the Intercept claims that Securus has amassed a huge database of federally protected consumer propriety network information (CPNI, or “metadata” containing the number you call, at what time and for how long) and has been storing this data for years. The Intercept also reports that Securus may be selling access to this data to law enforcement investigators.

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PK In The Know Podcast: Getty Museum and Prison Phone Justice

August 16, 2013 Copyright Reform , Prison Phones

PK In The Know Podcast: Getty Museum and Prison Phone Justice

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PK In The Know Podcast: Facetime, Hopper, Prison Phones

September 21, 2012 Copyright Reform , Future of Video , Net Neutrality , Prison Phones

PK In The Know Podcast: Facetime, Hopper, Prison Phones

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