Safe Data – level 3

05-03-2020 07:00

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), wants the four biggest wireless carriers to pay more than $200 million dollars. The reason is that these companies failed to protect customers’ privacy.

Reports say that the companies AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint shared customers’ real-time locations with third parties without their consent.

The FCC chairman said that T-Mobile could pay the highest fine of more than $91 million dollars. These companies were warned in the past that they must take precautions to keep real-time location data safe. However, they have not done that and that is the reason why the FCC is taking strong enforcement action against them.

Some officials criticize that the process took too long. They say that Americans’ privacy and security deserve the highest level of protection and that did not happen.

Difficult words: consent (permission), precaution (an action taken to prevent something dangerous or unpleasant from happening), enforcement (making people obey a law or rule).

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