Comcast, AT&T, Google Probed by U.S. FTC Over Privacy Practices

March 26, 2019, 6:52 PM

The chief U.S. privacy watchdog wants information from internet service providers including Comcast Corp., AT&T Inc. and Google Fiber Inc. about how they collect and use consumer data.

The Federal Trade Commission said in a statement Tuesday that it’s conducting a study of the companies’ privacy practices given the industry’s evolution into content production and distribution. Verizon Communications Inc. and T-Mobile US Inc. also received requests for information from the agency.

The FTC has authority under a measure known as Section 6(b) of the FTC Act to collect non-public information from companies. The agency then publishes a report that can ...

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