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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced Verizon has agreed to settle with the agency and pay $7.4 million for failing to notify approximately two million customers of their privacy rights. “In today’s increasingly connected world, it is critical that every phone company honor its duty to inform customers of their privacy choices and then to respect those choices,” said the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau’s Travis LeBlanc, adding, “It is plainly unacceptable for any phone company to use its customers’ personal information for thousands of marketing campaigns without even giving them choice to opt out.” Verizon has also agreed to notify customers of their right to opt out on each bill for the next three years.
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