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Carrier Changes Policy, May Sell User Data

MOBILE PRIVACY

July 5, 2013

AT&T has a new privacy policy and may begin selling anonymized user data to third parties, reports Slashgear. The company cites “more relevant advertising” as its reason for selling the data, joining other big tech companies in the practice. AT&T will offer customers the opportunity to opt out, and plans to sell demographic and device information as well as information on viewing behavior through its television service. Pointing to Verizon’s use of consumer data, AT&T’s privacy policy states, “we similarly plan to provide our customers with these sorts of personalized services, and we’re committed to doing so in line with our long-standing policy to respect and protect our customers’ privacy.”
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