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Slashdot | Your Rights OnlineVerizon Sues to Stop Privacy Rules; Wants to Sell Call Data.

Jake writes “Verizon has asked a federal court to stop state regulators from enforcing new privacy rules that would prohibit telephone companies from using or sharing details about customers' calling habits without permission. Verizon, which serves nearly 1 million customers across Washington state, had plans to begin a data-sharing system that allowed the company and its affiliates to collect information on when, where and how often customers make telephone calls. It would use that data to sell new products and services to customers.” — “We believe we have certain rights as a corporation to use this information,” Verizon's PR person says. Great.  [Privacy Digest]

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