The FTC recently announced that it is suing the US wireless provider Rogers and its subsidiary Bellsouth for allegedly violating the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) “wireless privacy rules.”
The FTC says that Rogers and Bellsouth are violating FCC rules prohibiting companies from “directly or indirectly” collecting information about consumers’ credit card transactions, including the names and credit card numbers of their credit cardholders.
Rogers and BellSouth are accused of violating the FTC’s wireless privacy rules.
In a statement, Rogers said it “takes seriously its obligation to protect our customers and customers’ privacy.”
“While we have not received complaints about the data we are collecting, we have been notified of a number of complaints and have begun to investigate those issues,” the statement continued.
“We are committed to taking steps to improve our data practices.”
Rogers has been under fire in recent weeks for sending customers’ credit cards details to a federal data collection agency.
In November, Rogers told The Verge that it was “disappointed” by the FCC’s decision to enforce its privacy rules, and that it would be working with regulators to improve its data collection practices.
“The data we’re collecting on our customers is completely anonymized,” Rogers said at the time.
“It is collected using a variety of technologies to enable the analysis and collection of data, and in some cases we can provide it to law enforcement authorities.
We’re taking steps now to make sure that all of our data is appropriately anonymized.”