FCC Expands Privacy Regulations To Cover Mobile Phone Data

Law360, New York (June 28, 2013, 9:51 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission decided Thursday that telecommunications carriers must safeguard the privacy and security of personal information stored in mobile devices, saying that the data deserved the same protections as subscriber information held by traditional phone carriers.

In a declaratory ruling adopted at their monthly open meeting, the commissioners clarified that Section 222 of the Communications Act of 1934 — which requires telecommunications carriers to protect the privacy and security of information about their customers — applied to customer proprietary network information, such as the...
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