US carriers tell FCC they no longer sell location data to aggregators

Monday 20 May 2019 | 09:31 CET | News
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile US and Verizon have written letters to FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel saying they have stopped sharing customer location data with location aggregators and LBS providers. The letters were sent after media investigations last year found that location data from their these companies had been captured by a location aggregator called Locaid, later renamed LocationsSmart, and then sold onto more companies. One of these was CerCareOne which in turn sold the data to bounty hunters and bail bondsment. These use the obtained data to find people using the real-time location

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: FCC / Sprint / T-Mobile US / Verizon
Countries: United States
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