On July 19, 2022, FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel wrote to the top fifteen mobile carriers, requesting information about their data retention and privacy policies as well as their policies around geolocation and general practices. Rosenworcel explained that the way this data is stored and shared with third parties is of “utmost importance” for consumer safety and privacy.
The Chairwoman’s questions cover data sharing processes and policies, duration of retention of geolocation data, and disclosures to consumers and whether they are given the opportunity to opt out.
Subsequent to the letters’ release, the White House highlighted Chairwoman Rosenworcel’s effort as one of several activities undertaken by the Biden Administration to protect consumer privacy in the wake of the Dobbs decision.
Chairwoman Rosenworcel’s letters request a response by August 3, 2022.