FCC to propose fines for US cellphone carriers over consumer data disclosures
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission ( FCC ) is set to propose fining four major U.S. mobile phone companies expected to total at least US$200 ...
BusinessThe U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to propose fining four major U.S. mobile phone companies expected to total at least US$200 million in total for improperly disclosing some consumer real-time location data, two people briefed on the matter said.
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Share this contentBookmarkWASHINGTON: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to propose fining four major U.S. mobile phone companies expected to total at least US$200 million in total for improperly disclosing some consumer real-time location data, two people briefed on the matter said.
The FCC is expected to announce the proposed fines on AT&T Inc , Verizon Communications Inc , Sprint Corp , T-Mobile US Inc by Friday.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe companies will be able to challenge the fines before they could become final and the precise amount could change, but the combined amount of the proposed fines is expected to exceed US$200 million, the sources said. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai confirmed in January that"one or more wireless carriers apparently violated federal law." The FCC and the carriers did not immediately comment Thursday.
(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama) Read more: CNA »
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