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Daily Dashboard | Telecoms plan to scale back location aggregator services Related reading: Notes from the IAPP Editorial Director, June 14, 2019




AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile announced they have all scaled back their data-access policies after it was discovered the companies sold location data to inappropriate parties, Motherboard reports. The decisions come after Motherboard initially reported bounty hunters purchased location data through a service powered by information that originated from the telecoms. An AT&T spokesman said the company has “decided to eliminate all location aggregation services — even those with clear consumer benefits.” T-Mobile CEO John Legere said on Twitter his company will also shut down its location aggregators. Sprint said in a statement to The Verge it does not “knowingly share personally identifiable geo-location information,” unless is it in response to a legal request.
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