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FCC Fines Carriers for Selling Your Location Data Without Consent

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Apr 29, 2024, 2:56 PM   by Rich Brome

The FCC today announced fines totaling nearly $200 million against T-Mobile (and Sprint), AT&T, and Verizon, for illegally selling real-time customer location data to third parties without consent and without "reasonable safeguards". The fines follow a multi-year investigation started under the previous administration. Today's fines were first proposed in early 2020. T-Mobile and Verizon objected and were able to reduce their fines, to over $92 million (including Sprint) and almost $47 million, respectively. AT&T is fined more than $57 million.


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May 6, 2024, 2:19 PM

What an insult

Ooooh a whole $200 mil - a drop in the bucket compared to what those scumbags made selling our data. And consumers will never see a dime of it.
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