Comcast penalized $33 million by PUC for privacy breach

George Avalos reports:

State regulators on Thursday approved a $33 million settlement with Comcast in connection with an unauthorized disclosure of unlisted names, phone numbers and addresses of 75,000 of the telecommunications giant’s customers.

The names, phone numbers and addresses of the unlisted and non-published customers became available on Comcast’s online director (sic), in one or more rural phone books, and through nationwide director assistance, because of Comcast’s errors, the state Public Utilities Commission said.

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