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Verizon Settles with FCC over Privacy Violations

Verizon will pay $7.4 million to the U.S. Treasury for not telling subscribers that they could opt out of their personal information being used for marketing campaigns. Approximately two million customers did not receive the opt-out notice between 2006 and 2012, a violation of the Communications Act. Verizon also agreed to include opt-out notices on every customer’s bill for three years and to set up a monitoring system to ensure that notices are being sent.

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