O2 Admits To Leak Of UK Customers' Cell Numbers

Law360, New York (January 25, 2012, 4:28 PM EST) -- U.K. mobile giant O2 apologized Wednesday for unintentionally sharing customers' cellphone numbers with the owners of websites visited on smartphones, but reassured clients that it had fixed the technical glitch that led to the leak.

O2 said it routinely shares customers' numbers with "trusted partners" to allow for billing for ring tones and downloads, to verify age before allowing access to adult content and to identify customers using certain O2 services. But the company admitted that other website owners may have also accessed O2 customers' phone...
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