Your mobile network broke the law by selling location data and may be fined millions... or maybe not, shrugs FCC

Your mobile network broke the law by selling location data and may be fined millions... or maybe not, shrugs FCC

The chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee – which oversees the FCC – Frank Pallone (D-NJ) issued a statement: “Following our longstanding calls to take action, the FCC finally informed the Committee today that one or more wireless carriers apparently violated federal privacy protections by turning a blind eye to the widespread disclosure of consumers’ real-time location data.

FCC confirms carriers ‘apparently’ broke the law by selling customer location data

FCC confirms carriers ‘apparently’ broke the law by selling customer location data

“Following our longstanding calls to take action, the FCC finally informed the Committee today that one or more wireless carriers apparently violated federal privacy protections by turning a blind eye to the widespread disclosure of consumers’ real-time location data,” Pallone said in a statement after receiving the letter.

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