FCC Fines Alltel For Lack of Privacy Certification
Jan 31, 2006, 2:59 PM by (staff)
The FCC yesterday proposed fining Alltel as well as the new AT&T $100,000 each for violating privacy certification. The carriers were not caught exposing or releasing customers' records. Instead the companies are being fined because they failed to provide accurate certification that they have protected their customers data. If the carriers can prove they have met the certification requirements, they will not be fined. Other carriers whose records clearly have been obtained by investigative agencies have not been fined by the FCC for certification. The four largest carriers, each of which have had records leak, are bringing new suits against the agencies that have obtained their customers' records illegally.
FCC and FTC Agree On Investigative Roles
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The FCC and FTC today signed a Memorandum of Understanding that defines how the two agencies will work together moving forward. The FCC and FTC have relied on a MOU from 2003 to coordinate on investigations and consumer protection actions.
Court Rules Cell Location Data Fair Game
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FCC Fines T-Mobile $60,000 for Failing to Secure Antennas
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The FCC today proposed a fine of $60,000 against T-Mobile, which it says failed to adequately warn and prevent the public from stepping too close to cellular antennas. Specifically, T-Mobile didn't properly block off nor place signs near three antennas (2 AWS, 1 PCS) on a building in Phoenix, Ariz.
Twitter Confirms Password Leak
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Twitter informed millions of users this week that their usernames and passwords may have been exposed in a database breach. The database in question was not maintained or operated by Twitter, but held as many as 33 million account details.