As American jobs at customer service centers and the like increasingly move overseas, American privacy rights are leaving with them, says attorney Joseph A. Hennessey. You can no longer assume the number you're dialing to reach a company will be answered in the United States. The act of placing an international call causes you to "leave" the country and its protection against unreasonable government intrusions on privacy. Such calls can be, and generally are, intercepted.
Fourth Amendment Loophole Lets Government Spy on U.S. Citizens
October 5, 2005