by Nat Levy
A lawsuit against internet provider CenturyLink and AT&T-owned DirecTV alleges the companies fail to adequately protect personal customer data - to the point that it can be found through a simple internet search.
The suit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Seattle and seeks class action status. The plaintiff, James Jantos, a resident of King County, claims he discovered the issue last year when he ran an internet search on his phone number and came across a March 2017 bill for a bundle with CenturyLink and DirecTV he subscribed to that included his name, address, telephone number and other information. He performed other searches to make sure the information wasn't just available to him because it was his account.