S.1963 - Wireless 411 Privacy Act108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Specter, Arlen [R-PA] (Introduced 11/25/2003)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 108-423|
|Latest Action:||12/07/2004 By Senator McCain from Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation filed written report. Report No. 108-423. Minority views filed.|
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Summary: S.1963 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate amended (11/19/2004)
Wireless 411 Privacy Act - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit a provider of commercial mobile services, or any affiliate or agent of such provider (provider), from including the wireless telephone number (wireless number) of any subscriber in any wireless directory assistance service (WDAS) database unless the provider: (1) provides a conspicuous, separate notice to the subscriber of the right not be listed in any WDAS; and (2) obtains express prior listing authorization from such subscriber, and that authorization has not been withdrawn.
Requires a provider to remove the wireless number of any subscriber from a WDAS upon request of that subscriber and without subscriber cost.
Prohibits a telecommunications carrier from disclosing in billing information provided to customers wireless numbers of subscribers who have indicated a preference to their provider for not having their wireless number disclosed.
Prohibits a provider from publishing (listing) in any form, selling, or otherwise distributing the contents of any WDAS database unless the provider: (1) notifies the subscriber of the right not to be listed; and (2) obtains express prior authorization for listing from such subscriber, and that authorization has not been withdrawn.
Prohibits a provider from charging a subscriber for the exercise of any rights under this Act.