FCC To Vote On New Privacy Regs For Mobile Phone Data

Law360, Los Angeles (June 6, 2013, 9:42 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that it is planning to vote on whether to expand consumer privacy protections to include mobile networks and devices so that companies would have to seek cellphone customers' approval before sharing their personal information with marketing companies.

The commissioners will decide at a June 27 meeting whether to better protect consumers from the sharing of their phone data — including the numbers, duration and geographic location of the calls — to third parties. Although phone companies can use the data...
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