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Verizon to pay $7.4 million to settle FCC privacy investigation
Verizon to pay $7.4 million to settle FCC privacy investigation

Verizon Communications Inc., agreed to pay $7.4 million to settle federal allegations that the company improperly used customers' personal information to market new services to them. The privacy violations lasted from 2006 until last year and involved about 2 million Verizon phone customers who did not get required notices allowing them to instruct the company not to use their information for marketing purposes, the Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday. In addition to making the cash payment, the largest ever in an FCC case solely about phone privacy, Verizon agreed to take extra steps for the next three years to inform customers of their privacy rights. “It is...

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