Consumer Fights AT&T Bid To Arbitrate Privacy Suit

Law360 (August 14, 2019, 7:20 PM EDT) -- A consumer told a Maryland federal judge Wednesday that AT&T cannot get a putative class action accusing the telecom of carelessly distributing people’s data pushed into arbitration because an agreement to do that can't be enforced.

Named plaintiff Tyler Morrison claims AT&T disclosed confidential data, including customer proprietary network information, without his consent.

The suit purports to represent more than 100 million consumers whose data AT&T is accused of sharing with data aggregators. AT&T has denied it did so without customers’ consent and filed a motion July 12 to compel arbitration, which according to Morrison would keep the dispute under wraps....

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