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Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile to be fined by FCC: Report
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The Federal Communications Commission is expected to announce massive fines against the big U.S. mobile carriers for selling customers' location data, people familiar with the effort told The Wall Street Journal.
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The FCC apparently sent liability notices to Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint informing them of potential penalties for failing to protect customer location data by selling it to third-party companies, those who know about the plan told the Journal.
The commission told FOX Business it can’t comment on enforcement items until they have been adopted by the Commission and announced.
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Proposed fines could reach more than $200 million, the people said, though the Justice Department would ultimately be responsible for the eventual collection of fine payments if the plan is pursued, according to the Journal.