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Daily Dashboard | Comcast Settles With California for $33 million for Privacy Violations Related reading: Notes from the IAPP, May 20, 2022


Comcast has agreed to a $33 million settlement with the California Department of Justice and the California Public Utilities Commission for posting personal details online of customers who had paid for unlisted voice-over-Internet-protocol phone service, Reuters reports. Comcast will pay $25 million to the two departments, $8 million in restitution to the 75,000 affected customers and has agreed to a permanent injunction mandating it strengthen rules on vendors that process personal information and provide additional monetary relief to customers “who have identified personal safety concerns” stemming from the disclosure of their data. “This settlement provides meaningful relief to victims (and) brings greater transparency to Comcast’s privacy practices,” said California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
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