FCC lines up to inflict some fines

Jeremy Phillips

PC World has just reported that the Federal Communications Commission is considering fining 600 operators for failing to file proper annual reports which demonstrate that they are adequately protecting customer data. At risk are telephone companies and VoIP (voice over internet protocol) providers that have yet to show that they have kept records of all instances when they disclosed customer information to a third party, plus reports on customer complaints they’ve received regarding unauthorized release of their information.  Fines of US$20,000 are available for operators that didn’t file at all, or $10,000 for those that filed noncompliant reports. 

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