Several states passed laws to make it illegal for information brokers to obtain information by pretending to be the consumer or someone else with legal access to the data—a practice known as pretexting. Laws in Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Maryland would make pretexting to obtain telephone records illegal. A new statute in Utah would make pretexting illegal pertaining to any sensitive personal-identifying information.
Noted scholar and former police commander Thomas Reppetto traverses the path of American policing from 1945 to the present in the second volume of American Police: A History. The story is scholarly, professional and personal. Above all, it is riveting.