[JURIST] US Representative Edward Markey (D-MA) [official website; press release] on Monday released data from wireless carriers showing large increases in law enforcement agencies' requests for customer cell phone records. Last month Markey sent letters to nine cell phone companies [materials] requesting details about their policies and practices for sharing customer phone records with law enforcement. Markey found that more than 1.3 million requests were made by federal, state and local agencies in 2011, with some companies reporting around 15...

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