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Public Knowledge Urges Wireless Industry to Protect Personal Data of Low-income Americans

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Today, Public Knowledge and 11 other consumer advocacy groups filed an Opposition to the CTIA - The Wireless Association’s petition asking the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider its authority to safeguard sensitive information of Lifeline program participants. The FCC’s June 2015 Order permits telephone providers to copy and store highly sensitive personal data of Lifeline applicants, including social security numbers, tax records and addresses.

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