Electronic Frontier Foundation Sues AT&T, Data Aggregators For Giving Bounty Hunters and Other Third Parties Access to Customers’ Real-Time Locations
AT&T has long partnered not only with companies but also governments on data mining.
An investigation by Motherboard earlier this year revealed that any cellphone user’s precise, real-time location could be bought for just $300. The report showed that carriers, including AT&T, were making this data available to hundreds of third parties without first verifying that users had authorized such access. AT&T not only failed to obtain its customers’ express consent, making matters worse, it created an active marketplace that trades on its customers’ real-time location data.
This article was originally posted here: https://www.ac2news.com/2020/11/electronic-frontier-foundation-sues-att-data-aggregators-for-giving-bounty-hunters-and-other-third-parties-access-to-customers-real-time-locations/.