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2016 Florida Statutes

SECTION 484
Obtaining telephone calling records by fraudulent means prohibited.
F.S. 817.484
817.484 Obtaining telephone calling records by fraudulent means prohibited.
(1) As used in this section, the term:
(a) “Calling record” means a record held by a telecommunications company of the telephone calls made or text messages sent or received by a customer of that company.
(b) “Customer” means a person who has received telephone service from a telecommunications company.
(c) “Law enforcement agency” has the same meaning as in s. 23.1225(1)(d).
(d) “Telecommunications company” has the same meaning as in s. 364.02, except that the term includes VoIP service and commercial mobile radio service providers.
(2) It is a violation of this section for a person to:
(a) Obtain or attempt to obtain the calling record of another person without the permission of that person by:
1. Making a false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation to an officer, employee, or agent of a telecommunications company;
2. Making a false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation to a customer of a telecommunications company; or
3. Providing any document to an officer, employee, or agent of a telecommunications company, knowing that the document is forged, is counterfeit, was lost or stolen, was fraudulently obtained, or contains a false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation.
(b) Ask another person to obtain a calling record, knowing that the other person will obtain, or attempt to obtain, the calling record from the telecommunications company in any manner described in paragraph (a).
(c) Sell or offer to sell a calling record obtained in any manner described in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b).
(3) A person who violates this section for the first time commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. A second or subsequent violation constitutes a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(4) It is not a violation of this section for:
(a) A law enforcement agency to obtain a calling record in connection with the performance of the official duties of that agency in accordance with other applicable laws.
(b) A telecommunications company, or an officer, employee, or agent of a telecommunications company, to obtain a calling record of that company in the course of:
1. Testing the security procedures or systems of the telecommunications company for maintaining the confidentiality of customer information;
2. Investigating an allegation of misconduct or negligence on the part of an officer, employee, or agent of the telecommunications company; or
3. Recovering a calling record that was obtained or received by another person in any manner described in subsection (2).
History.s. 1, ch. 2006-141.