In an age when businesses survive on the purchase and sale of information, finding new ways to protect personal information is important. Caller identification displays a caller's telephone number to the recipient of the call. Businesses use the identified number to access personal information about the caller and to create mailing lists. Meanwhile, telephone companies make a tidy profit charging for number identification. Therefore, this Comment, rather than claiming caller identification violates constitutional privacy rights, argues that caller identification violates a caller's rights and tortiously appropriates his name and likeness.
Benjamin R. Seecof,
Caller Identification: Stealing Your Name and Number,
13 Hastings Comm. & Ent.L.J. 791
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