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AT&T Allows Sharing Customer Information

Posted by David  •  Jun 22nd, 2006 10:07:16 pm - Subscribe | Mood: tired | Music: DJ Doboy - Trancequility Volume 01

AT&T Allows Sharing Customer Information

An update to AT&T's privacy policy effective Friday says that they now own the rights to their customer's personal information, and may share it with the government. Acceptance of the new policy is required for service to its customers.

The policy only applies to their internet and video services, and states that video viewing habits will be tracked, a prohibited practice among other companies offering similar services. Some argue it goes against The Cable Communications Policy Act.

AT&T claims they aren't a cable provider and the act doesn't apply. Comcast spokesman Andrew Johnson disagrees. "Video is video is video. If you're delivering programming over a telecommunications network to a TV set, all rules need to be the same."

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AT&T rewrites rules: Your data isn't yours

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