LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Reporting from The New York Times and Vice recently revealed that AT&T has been routinely selling its customers' real-time location data in flagrant violation of its legal duties and its promises to its wireless subscribers.
AT&T has allegedly been selling this highly-sensitive location data to dozens of third parties for years without consent – despite promising its subscribers that it would "not sell [their] personal information to anyone, for any purpose. Period." AT&T's acts allow these third parties to track millions of AT&T customers' location in real time—data often accurate to within just a few meters—using only the target's cell phone number. This practice exposes AT&T customers to ongoing privacy violations, unauthorized use of their network data, and the risk of stalking and harassment.
AT&T's sale of its customers' location data is an egregious breach of its customers' privacy rights and a violation of federal and state law. While individual FCC commissioners and more than a dozen U.S. Senators have expressed outrage at AT&T's data sales practices, the government has yet to take any public steps to right AT&T's wrongs. The elite class action team at Pierce Bainbridge is looking to vindicate AT&T customers' rights through class action litigation, and secure a binding cessation of AT&T's privacy violations.
If you signed up for cell phone services with AT&T, you are encouraged to contact Pierce Bainbridge for additional information about your legal rights and options. Please visit https://piercebainbridge.com/geolocation/ to learn more.
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The attorneys of Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP—with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., Cleveland, and Boston—have collectively recovered more than $3 billion for victims of corporate misbehavior and fraud. We are experts in complex privacy class actions, and we stand ready to help make whole those impacted by AT&T's privacy violations. Our tireless attorneys have taken major corporations to trial around the country to press our clients' rights.
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