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Daily Dashboard | Location data-sharing class-action against wireless carriers could cover 300M people Related reading: Chatbots, AI and the future of privacy




AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint currently face a class-action lawsuit for their practices of allegedly sharing their customers’ real-time location data with third parties, Ars Technica reports. The carriers’ practices may constitute a violation of Section 222 of the U.S. Communications Act. The proposed class-action lawsuit would offer financial damages for all the carriers’ U.S. customers between 2015 and 2019, which totals more than 300 million individuals. AT&T said in a statement it will fight the lawsuit. "We only share location data with customer consent. We stopped sharing location data with aggregators after reports of misuse," the carrier said.
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