FTC seeks permanent injunctions in federal court against phone subscriber data brokers

The Federal Trade Commission, with assistance from the major cell phone carriers, has filed civil suits in 5 federal jurisdictions against resellers of telephone call records, seeking to bar them from this activity and to press them to deliver, to the federal government, any profits they’ve obtained.

U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Federal Trade Commission v. 77 INVESTIGATIONS, INC., and REGINALD KIMBRO:

The FTC brings this action pursuant to Section 13(b) of l9 the Federal Trade Commission Act (“FTC net’), 15 U.S.C. S 53(b), to secure permanent injunctive relief, rescission of contracts,
2211 restitution, disgorgement of ill-gotten gains, and other equitable relief against Defendants for violations of Section 23 24 II S(a) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § aS(a), in connection with surreptitiously obtaining and selling confidential customer phone records without the customer knowledge or authorization.

Read the FTC press release and all case complaints.

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