Summary: S.2178 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate without amendment (03/02/2006)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Consumer Telephone Records Protection Act of 2006 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit: (1) the obtaining by fraud or other unauthorized means of confidential phone records information from a telecommunications carrier or IP-enabled voice service provider (covered entity); and (2) the sale of such records by any person, including any employee of a covered entity. Exempts law enforcement agencies.

Imposes a fine and/or imprisonment for up to five years. Doubles such penalties for violations occurring in a 12-month period involving more than $100,000 or more than 50 customers of a covered entity.