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FCC fines 4 big mobile carriers for selling users’ location data

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The FINANCIAL — The Federal Communications Commission proposed fines against the nation’s four largest wireless carriers for apparently selling access to their customers’ location information. Multiple investigations, including by major media outlets, have found that wireless companies once sold real-time geolocation information to middlemen known as “location aggregators.” The Federal Communications Commission on Friday proposed $200 million in fines against the big four U.S. mobile carriers for allegedly selling customers’ location data, which T-Mobile said it “fully intends to dispute.” The commission has not made a final decision on the fines and said it would listen to the carriers’ responses. The…

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FCC fines 4 big mobile carriers for selling users’ location data

6 mins read

The FINANCIAL — The Federal Communications Commission proposed fines against the nation’s four largest wireless carriers for apparently selling access to their customers’ location information. Multiple investigations, including by major media outlets, have found that wireless companies once sold real-time geolocation information to middlemen known as “location aggregators.” The Federal Communications Commission on Friday proposed $200…