AT&T Is the Latest Phone Company to be Sued for Mishandling Data

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AT&T is being sued by the Electronic Frontier Foundation for allegedly
selling customers' data to third parties for commercial use.

By Jessica Messier

The company is being sued by the digital activism group Electronic
Frontier Foundation on behalf of customers located in California. The
suit also pointed to other tech companies, including LocationSmart and
Zumigo, for collecting customers' location data and selling it to
third parties for commercial use, The Verge says.

"Under federal law," the suit continues, "AT&T is bound to secure the
sensitive customer information, but has failed to do so," The Verge
reports. "The suit also accuses the company of misrepresenting its
privacy protections to customers."

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