FCC fines AT&T $25 million over consumer privacy breaches

Reports the New York Times today:

The Federal Communications Commission announced on Wednesday a $25 million fine against AT&T for failing to protect the personal information, including the Social Security numbers, of its customers.

Employees at AT&T call centers were found to have stolen the names and Social Security numbers of about 300,000 of the wireless carrier’s customers in the United States. Those customer service workers at call centers in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines sold the information to third parties.

It's the largest data security fine the agency has ever issued. The full story is here.

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