Big Telecoms Face $200M In Fines For Mobile Data Sales
By Kelcee Griffis (February 28, 2020, 1:56 PM EST) -- The Federal Communications Commission is proposing a total of about $200 million in fines against the top four mobile carriers over allegations that they improperly shared customers' location data, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said Friday.
Speaking to reporters during a post-meeting press conference, Pai confirmed that the agency is recommending fines against T-Mobile for about $91 million, about $57 million against AT&T, about $48 million against Verizon and about $12 million against Sprint. The companies allegedly sold customers' location information to third parties without "taking reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to that information," according to the FCC.
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