The Federal Communications Commission proposed $20,000 fines on more than 650 small phone, pager and wireless providers late Tuesday, accusing them of not filing paperwork that certifies they've put protections in place to protect customer phone data.FCC Slaps Telecoms on Customer Phone Data - WSJ.com
"I have long stressed the importance of protecting the sensitive information that telecommunications carriers collect about their customers," said Michael Copps, the FCC's interim chairman, in a statement. "The broad nature of this enforcement action hopefully will ensure substantial compliance with our (privacy) rules going forward as the Commission continues to make consumer privacy protection a top priority."
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
FCC Slaps Telecoms on Customer Phone Data - WSJ.com
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