Verizon gives customers 45 days to opt out of personal data sharing

Verizon gives customers 45 days to opt out of personal data sharing
Some Verizon Wireless customers are receiving a letter from the carrier that says Big Red will be sharing some of their personal information unless they opt out within 45 days. The data includes things like the calls  made and received (considered services that you purchased from Verizon), billing and technical information. The carrier says it will not share this info with just anyone, only "affiliates, agents and parent companies". At any rate, you can send in your return letter opting out of sharing data. But what about those who are on the paperless statement program? In theory, you can go online to the Verizon web site and, under "My Documents", head to Customer Proprietary Network Information Notice and click on the link. But that is "in theory", because Verizon has made the link "Not Available". Whether you have received the letter or you have a paperless account, a phone call to your friendly Verizon Wireless representative might be in order if you want to opt out of the data sharing plan, just to make sure your choice is registered correctly.

source: ReadWriteWeb via BGR



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