Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Verizon Says It Has Constitutional Rights

Verizon says phone record disclosure is protected free speech

The argument here is that the US Constitution applies to corporations. And further, that they can record calls and turn over those calls and record of those calls to third parties.

Though they mention the government specifically, there is nothing in the US Constitution that says that free speech is limited to conversation with the government.

So they could secretly record calls from IBM, and sell those recordings to Microsoft. And as they argue, they have the constitutional right to do so.

They can record our calls and resell them to telemarketing corporations.

I think its clear that we have no expectation of privacy when using the telephone.


At 8:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notice how the corporations are all concerned about their rights, the politicians are all concerned about their rights, the rest of our rights, not so much.


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