Good news – the FCC is calling top 15 companies to account
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has investigated the data use and retention practices of the top 15 US mobile carriers and found them well out of compliance. In fact, Verizon has been retaining cell tower location data; T-Mobile has been tracking “timing advance data” (which indicates how far a signal is from a cell tower); and AT&T has been helping itself to call record data.
And, while none of the carriers surveyed currently allow people to universally opt out, the FCC is tasking its Enforcement Bureau to launch a new investigation – and they’re inviting users to weigh in with their concerns and privacy complaints.
Read More – FCC Complaint Center