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Verizon to pay USD 7.4 mln to settle FCC data privacy probe

Thursday 4 September 2014 | 09:27 CET | News
Verizon Communications has agreed to pay the Federal Communications Commission USD 7.4 million to resolve an investigation into the company's use of personal consumer information for marketing purposes. The FCC accused Verizon of failing to inform around two million new customers about their rights to opt out of having their information used for marketing purposes. The company didn't provide the required notices back in 2006 and didn't even become aware of the issue until September 2012. Verizon then failed to notify the FCC of the problem until 18 January 2013, some 126 days later, which is

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