CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on the Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act

May 24, 2013, 17:19 ET from CTIA

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) introduced the Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act. Following introduction of the legislation, CTIA–The Wireless Association® Vice President of Government Affairs Jot Carpenter offered the following comment:

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"CTIA welcomes Senator Schumer's introduction of the Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act. Stemming the problem of device theft requires a multi-faceted effort and this bill is a key part of what is necessary. Together with the industry's stolen phone databases, which help to prevent reactivation of devices that have been reported stolen, increased consumer awareness and vigilance and measures that impose tough penalties on those who steal devices or modify them illegally help dry up the market for those who traffic in stolen devices. CTIA urges the Senate to act soon to approve Senator Schumer's bill."

CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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