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FCC declares sales of location data illegal

11.02.2020
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Reuters reports comments from FCC chairman Ajit Pai that the regulator is planning to take action against carriers over the sale of real-time location data. It follows reports that a website flaw allowed the location of mobile phone customers to be tracked, and that aggregators were able to buy user data before ‘selling location-based services to a wide variety of companies’. A trade group responded that ‘carriers quickly investigated, suspended access to the data and subsequently terminated those programs.’

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Reuters reports comments from FCC chairman Ajit Pai that the regulator is planning to take action against carriers over the sale of real-time location data.

Theme:
Privacy, Safety, Security
Region:
Americas
Series:
Regulatory Watch
Data, location-based-services, mobile phone
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