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Brazilian govt questions Vivo over use of customer data

Friday 19 October 2012 | 13:52 CET | News
Brazil's Ministry of Justice said that operator Telefonica/Vivo will have to provide explanations regarding its new data tracking service. The request refers to a product that sells subscriber behaviour data. Telefonica/Vivo has ten days to clarify the points questioned by the Ministry. The notification came from DPDC (Department of Protection and Consumer Protection), which states that the Smart Steps application gathers data about users' behaviour and consumption, to then transfer these to retailers and government agencies. The product is still in testing stage in Brazil, but is expected to

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Categories: General
Companies: Telefonica- Movistar / Vivo
Countries: Brazil
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