Lawmakers are scrambling to stop a business that profits off selling our personal information. Our cell phone records are on sale on the internet.
Just about anyone can buy access to lists of phone calls we make. Online brokers get the information by posing as the customer and contacting the cell phone companies.
On Friday Governor Rod Blagojevich proposed a measure that outlaws such practices. And Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is filing lawsuits against two of the companies. Senator Dick Durbin is pushing to make it a federal offense.