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All Four Major Wireless Carriers are Being Sued for Selling Location Data

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All four major wireless carriers last week were hit with a class action lawsuit (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint) noting the carriers had violated Section 222 of the Federal Communications Act by selling consumer proprietary network information (CPNI) data.

Not only were the major carriers caught selling location data, they were even found to be selling  E-911 location data, which provides even more granular detail about your data than GPS provides.

The Ajit Pai FCC has done absolutely nothing to seriously police the problem. Meaning that while carriers have promised to stop collecting and selling this data, nobody has bothered to force carriers to actually confirm this.

Curated from Techdirt

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