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Daily Dashboard | FCC commissioner calls on wireless companies to release location data practices Related reading: Op-ed: 'Sousveillance' and the duality of public monitoring of individuals




U.S. Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel is calling on phone carriers to reveal how they collect consumer location data, The Hill reports. Rosenworcel recently wrote letters to AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, all of which have agreed to end data-brokering deals, in an effort to expedite their compliance on location data. “The FCC needs to do more to protect the privacy and security of American consumers,” Rosenworcel said in a statement. “It needs to do more to provide the public with basic information about what is happening with their real-time location information. That’s why I’m taking steps to ensure for the public that carriers are living up to their commitments to protect their customers’ most sensitive information, because this agency has failed to do so to date.”
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