Thursday, May 11, 2006

Verizon Issues Statement on NSA and Privacy Protection

Verizon Communications issued a statement saying it could not neither confirm nor deny press reports that it supplied extensive calling records of millions of U.S. customers to the National Security Agency (NSA). However, Verizon did say that while it values its customers' privacy, the company will provide customer information to a government agency where authorized by law for appropriately-defined and focused purposes.

Verizon also said that it hopes that the Administration and the Congress can come together and agree on a process in an appropriate setting, and with safeguards for protecting classified information, to examine any issues that have been raised about the program.

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