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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Improper Sharing of Mobile Customer Location Data

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed a total of $200 million in fines against four mobile carriers, including AT&T and Verizon, for failing to safeguard and improperly sharing customers’ location information. The companies allegedly sold customers’ real-time location data to third parties without their consent and “without taking reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to that information,” according to the FCC. The FCC proposed fines of $57 million against AT&T and $48 million against Verizon.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
FCC
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Fine Announcement
2/28/2020
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
AT&T Inc. $57,000,000
Verizon Communications, Inc. $48,000,000
Further Information Released
FCC Press Release 2/28/2020
Notice of Apparent Liability (AT&T) 2/28/2020
Notice of Apparent Liability (Verizon) 2/28/2020

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database