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FCC: Wireless Carriers Violated Law by Sharing Location Data

February 3, 2020

A Federal Communications Commission investigation found that one or more U.S. wireless carriers violated federal law by selling consumer location data to third parties, according to a letter FCC Chairman Ajit Pai sent to congressional lawmakers.

In his letter sent Friday, Pai did not name the companies that violated federal law, and he did not specify which statute may have been broken when the carriers sold real-time location data.

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