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AT&T wins US district court dismissal of location-privacy claims

By Mike Swift
  • 16 Feb 2021 20:02
  • 16 Feb 2021 21:23
AT&T won dismissal today of a private lawsuit over the wireless carrier’s sale of subscriber location data, with a federal judge in San Francisco ruling that because AT&T stopped selling location data in 2019, there's no longer a risk of harm that would have conferred standing to sue on the plaintiffs.

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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