District Court Bars the Sale of Consumers’ Telephone Records to Third Parties

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 28, 2008

Press release: “A federal judge has barred the illegal operation of an information broker who advertised and sold confidential consumer telephone records to third parties without the consumers’ knowledge or consent. In entering summary judgment for the Federal Trade Commission, Judge William F. Downes of the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming also required the defendants to give up nearly $200,000 in ill-gotten gains derived from the consumer phone records they sold, and ordered that the individuals whose records were sold be notified.”

  • Federal Trade Commission v. Accusearch, Inc. d/b/a Abika.com, and Jay Patel, Defendants (United States District Court for the District of Wyoming) Civil Action No.: 06-CV-0105; FTC File No. 052 3126
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