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Monday March 07, 2016

Verizon Settles "Supercookie" Investigation For $1.35M

Verizon and the Federal Communications Commission have agreed to settle the "Supercookie" investigation by having Verizon pay a $1.35M fine and giving consumers the ability opt-out. So basically a slap on the wrist.

The order finds that Verizon waited more than two years after first using supercookies to disclose their presence and provide an opt-out to consumers. That’s in violation of rules requiring carriers to protect their customers’ proprietary information and also transparency/disclosure rules, so Verizon owes the FCC a $1.35 million fine. Additionally, the company will be required to adopt a three-year compliance plan for, well, not being out of compliance again during the next three years.

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