Feb 072019
 February 7, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News

Kieren McCarthy reports:

US lawmakers have again called for an investigation into mobile companies after it emerged that they have been selling specially protected user location data intended only for emergency services.

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), who has repeatedly highlighted privacy violations by mobile companies, today called out Ajit Pai, boss of America’s comms watchdog the FCC, in particular for the latest violation.

“This is more than an oversight. It’s flagrant, willful disregard for the safety and security of Americans. Meanwhile, instead of policing these carriers, FCC and Ajit Pai have been rewriting the rules to help phone companies rake in more profit,” he tweeted.

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