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FCC fines AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon nearly $200 million for illegally sharing location data

FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel
Photo by Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post via Getty Images

The Federal Communications Commission is fining the largest US mobile carriers a combined nearly $200 million for allegedly illegally sharing customers’ location data without their consent.

The FCC says it found the carriers “sold access to its customers’ location information to ‘aggregators,’ who then resold access to such information to third-party location-based service providers.” The agency says the carriers effectively “attempted to offload” their responsibility to get customers’ consent to share their location data with “downstream recipients.” Even after being made aware of the issue, the FCC claims, the carriers still failed to limit access to the information.

The fines vary across carriers. T-Mobile faces the largest at $80…

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