Wednesday, October 29, 2014

$10M FCC Fine for Carriers' Privacy Breaches

It appears the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is taking a stand as data security cop. It has fined a telecommunications company and its affiliate $10 million for violating the privacy of phone customers' personally identifiable information (PII). The action is the FCC's first data security case and the largest privacy enforcement in the Commission’s history.

The Chief of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau said consumers trust their personal information will be protected and "when carriers break that trust, the Commission will take action to ensure that they are held accountable for unjust and unreasonable data security practices."

"When carriers break [consumer] trust, the Commission will take action to ensure that they are held accountable for unjust and unreasonable data security practices."
- Chief of the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau, Travis LeBlanc
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Sources:
(a) The FCC as data security cop: $10 million fine for carriers’ security breaches - www.NetworkWorld.com, 10/24/2014

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