FCC fines AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon nearly $200 million for illegally sharing access to customers’ location data

Federal Communications Commission
Carriers Sold Access to Location Data to Third Parties Without Customer Consent and Continued to Do So Without Reasonable Safeguards WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Communications Commission fined the nation’s largest wireless carriers on Monday, April 29 for illegally sharing access to customers’ location information without consent and without taking reasonable measures to protect that information against unauthorized disclosure. Sprint and T-Mobile – which have merged since the investigation began – face fines of more than $12 million and $80 million, respectively. AT&T is fined more than $57 million, and Verizon is fined almost $47 million.“Our communications providers have access to some of the most sensitive information about us. These carriers failed to protect t
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