AT&T Settles Largest-Ever Privacy Case – 9 April 2015

RT logoTelecom giant AT&T will give American regulators $25 million after a data breach compromised personally-identifiable information pertaining hundreds of thousands of customers.

The agreement reached between AT&T and the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and announced on Wednesday this week signals the largest settlement the company has ever paid to resolve a privacy case, according to the Los Angeles Times.

According to the FCC, a data breach suffered at three foreign AT&T call centers caused the names, Social Security numbers and other sensitive details belonging to nearly 280,000 United States-based customers to be affected.

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