Lawmakers Push Remote Kill Switch For Cell Phones

02-21-2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Lawmakers introduced a bill that will make it harder for crooks to steal information off your cell phone if it gets lost or stolen.

That bill would require remote kill switches on all new cell phones which would render the phone useless.

It would require cell phone companies to develop technology that would allow the phone user to clear their personal data.

We spoke to Robert Richardson, Director of Security at Mary Baldwin College, who thinks it's a smart idea.

"I could see how in the working force and people that use their phone for everyday usage and if it were to get lost or stolen they would probably know it and that would be a benefit to them," Richardson said.

"I would suppose that it would also minimize or prevent a lot of identity theft as well besides robberies and things such as such, from the numbers that I read that were pretty high."


WHSV.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WHSV-TV3
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 246634651 - whsv.com/a?a=246634651
Gray Television, Inc.