AT&T privacy policy overreaches, lawyers say

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AT&T privacy policy overreaches, lawyers say

A recent change to AT&T’s privacy policy for broadband and video users is overbroad and likely will leave the courts or Congress to decide whether the company’s practices are standard or sinister, legal experts said this week.

The policy change, which comes as the telecommunications giant is defending itself in court against multiple lawsuit stemming from its alleged cooperation with a surveillance program conducted by the National Security Agency, states that “while your Account Information may be personal to you, these records constitute business records that are owned by AT&T.”

Read the complete story here. (Security Focus)