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FCC Seeks Comment on Cellphone Privacy

MOBILE PRIVACY—U.S.

May 31, 2012

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has asked the public for comments on how to better protect cellphone users' privacy, The Hill reports. Noting that it had not examined mobile privacy issues since 2007, the FCC said its record in this realm is "badly out of date." The FCC wrote, "The devices consumers use to access mobile wireless networks have become more sophisticated and powerful, and their expanded capabilities have at times been used by wireless providers to collect information about particular customers' use of the network--sometimes, it appears, without informing the customer."
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