You must not expect privacy if your life is heavily depends on mobile phones. If you think you are safe from hackers and malware attackers then there are law agencies that are keeping their eyes on you. Last year, phone carriers responded to some 1.3 million demands for information from law enforcement agencies.
You would hardly believe that a teacher-parent telephonic conversation, in which teacher is talking to a parent about his kids misbehavior, can become a scope of doubt if it is misinterpreted. It is just an example, but such cases have already occurred.
In America, phone carriers like AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and five others are regularly asked for providing information of their subscribers, who may be investigated for street crimes, financial crimes and intelligence investigations.
Not all people do know that how much information law enforcement agencies are collecting, because it is certainly outside imagination. Mobile phone carriers have been instructed to regularly collect and store information of all phone numbers that a subscriber is communicating with. This investigation further covers the numbers used for sending text and how frequently email is checked or the internet is accessed and the location of the subscriber.
As far as scope of doubt is concerned, there may be many reasons for it. A subscriber, for example, is near a cell tower during the certain period of time. Many others are also there. Now imagine a criminal activity that took place at the same period of time. The investigation of law agencies will cover all those, who were there. Of course, police will separate drug dealers and terrorists from the list of cleaners, pizza delivery guys and schoolteachers. But wait a minute, drug dealer and schoolteacher? Doesn’t this look like a connection? Is the schoolteacher selling drugs to kids? Let’s check out the schoolteacher.
There may be many reasons that allow law enforcement agencies to threaten your privacy and they do.