POLITICS

Verizon Admits Providing Govt With Phone Records Without A Court Order

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Verizon Communications, the nation's second-largest telecom company, told congressional investigators that it has provided customers' telephone records to federal authorities in emergency cases without court orders hundreds of times since 2005.

The company said it does not determine the requests' legality or necessity because to do so would slow efforts to save lives in criminal investigations.

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