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Regulators go to court over AT&T records


Jefferson City, Mo. – State regulators are going to court to try to find out whether AT&T gave the federal government customer phone records in violation of state privacy rules.

Public Service Commission members Robert Clayton and Steve Gaw issued subpoenas last month about the records allegedly disclosed to the National Security Agency.

But AT&T has not supplied the information.

Now Clayton and Gaw are asking a Cole County judge to order the phone company to comply with the subpoenas.

AT&T says the information sought by the subpoenas is covered by federal law -- not state law. It cites a letter from the national intelligence director saying that to comply with the subpoenas could harm national security.


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