It was discovered not too long ago that it was actually a pretty easy process to get information about someone from a carrier, where you could actually find the location of a person on a carrier’s network by paying a third-party service. Carriers later came forward to state that they would no longer be selling customer data to outsiders, but it seems like it could be too little too late.

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According to reports, it seems that lawyers have filed class-action lawsuits against the four major carriers in the US: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint, over the sale of customer data to third-parties. All the carriers have since declined to comment on the pending lawsuit, but as we said, the carriers have stated in the past that they will be ending such practices.

In the complaint that targets T-Mobile, it reads, “Through its negligent and deliberate acts, including inexplicable failures to follow its own Privacy Policy, T-Mobile permitted access to Plaintiffs and Class Members’ CPI and CPNI.” It is unclear as to what will be the result of the lawsuit and if its class-action status will be approved, but clearly this is an issue that won’t be going away anytime soon.

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