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View Full Version : FCC Proposes Fines for US Carriers Over Leaked Call Records

Mike Temporale
02-01-2006, 10:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.mobileburn.com/news.jsp?Id=1982' target='_blank'>http://www.mobileburn.com/news.jsp?Id=1982</a><br /><br /></div><i>"In its ongoing investigation into the privacy practices of US carriers after the leaking of subscriber call records, the FCC has proposed a fine for two of the largest carriers in the US - not for having bad practices per-se, but for not providing adequate documentation to prove that they do. The proposed fine of US$100,000 for AT&amp;T and Alltel has come after the FCC made a request for the latest certification saying that the companies had complied with federal regulations for the protection of customer data."</i><br /><br />Looks like the FCC is taking some action against the carriers for not being as secure as they should be with their customer usage data. This is good news for customers going forward. Of course, it doesn't do much for the damage that's already been done.