AT&T, an American multinational telecommunications corporation, is being fined $25 million dollars because of customer data breaches where not only names and phone numbers were leaked, but also social security numbers. The breaches occurred when outsiders paid AT&T call-center employees for private customer information. The Federal Communications Commission has made an agreement with the company that AT&T will appoint a privacy official to review internal privacy rules, to ensure that customers’ data remains private. This is a perfect example that shows just how valuable our information is.
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