AT&T Update on Government Surveillance Position

The following statement should be attributed to Wayne Watts, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel: The debate about government surveillance programs and striking the right balance between protecting personal privacy and providing national security is a healthy one. It’s important that policymakers worldwide get it right so that people can continue to enjoy… Read more »

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Our Updated Privacy Policy

by Bob Quinn

Former Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs, Retired May 2018

In today’s online world, many companies are increasingly using customer data to help personalize and improve the products and services they offer consumers. All of us are familiar with Facebook serving ads to its users based on common interests they have explicitly or implicitly documented on Facebook.  And we know that Google collects information and… Read more »

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Protecting Privacy in a Mobile World

by Bob Quinn

Former Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs, Retired May 2018

On Friday, we filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on privacy issues in today’s mobile world.  In May, the Commission put out a public notice seeking information on the measures wireless service providers take to protect customers’ information on mobile devices. As the Commission acknowledges, the wireless marketplace today is a far cry… Read more »

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AT&T Statement on Senator Toomey’s Data Security Bill

The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations:  “The security of our customers’ personal information is of utmost importance to us and is a priority in how we conduct our business. That is why we are pleased by Senator Toomey’s thoughtful and comprehensive bill, the ‘Data Security and… Read more »

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Protecting Your Device, Protecting Your Information

By Jim Bugel, AT&T Assistant Vice President, Public Safety and Homeland Security The theft of wireless devices is a complicated issue that we take very seriously, which is why we were pleased to join Chairman Genachowski at the FCC’s event today and to be part of CTIA’s announcement on the wireless industry’s efforts to tackle… Read more »

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Administration’s White Paper On Privacy Strikes Positive Tone

By Jeff Brueggeman, AT&T Vice President of Public Policy and Deputy Chief Privacy Officer Collaboration, consensus and consistency are key design principles in developing good public policy.  And we’re encouraged that a white paper issued yesterday by President Obama’s Administration embraces those principles. All of us have a stake in the Internet ecosystem – whether it’s… Read more »

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What a Difference a Day Makes

by Bob Quinn

Former Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs, Retired May 2018

The business, education and advocacy communities have joined forces to observe Data Privacy Day tomorrow.  In the past several days, programs have been held around to world to raise awareness about privacy issues.  We at AT&T were delighted to take part by sponsoring and participating in a National Cyber Security Alliance forum, which was held… Read more »

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The Power to Password Protect

by Bob Quinn

Former Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs, Retired May 2018

Once upon a time, with the increasing popularity of talking on the go, AT&T made it easier for our wireless subscribers to get access to their cell phone voicemail boxes without having to use their password when they were calling the mailbox from their mobile device.  For folks who do a lot of talking while… Read more »

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AT&T on Kerry-McCain Privacy Bill

The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President – Federal Relations: “We congratulate Senators Kerry and McCain for their bi-partisan leadership in establishing a thoughtful and comprehensive legislative framework to address individual privacy in the Information Age.  In particular, we are gratified that the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act… Read more »

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