Iowa’s Attorney General is meeting with officials from Qwest Communications this afternoon to discuss the selling of personal information about the company’s Iowa phone customers. Tom Miller says he has concerns about a Quest mailing that asks for permission to release customer records to third parties, everything from who we call and when to services we have, like caller I-D. Miller says people would consider that private information that should not be marketed and followed up with solicitations.Miller says Qwest appears to be contradicting itself in the mailings.Qwest has told Miller it doesn’t plan to sell the information, but then Miller asks, why then ask for permission to sell it through the mailing? Another wrinkle, there’s a toll-free number you can call to keep your phone records private, but if you call it, you’ll likely get a recording saying all circuits are busy now.The number, if you want to try it, is 877-628-3732. The Qwest spokesman for Iowa, Michael Sadler, declined to comment to Radio Iowa.
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