FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has released a new episode of her podcast, Broadband Conversations, featuring Massachusetts Congresswoman Lori Trahan. Trahan is not new to Washington. She first came to the capitol to attend Georgetown University on a volleyball scholarship and later worked in Congress as a scheduler and eventually became a Chief of Staff. She entered Congress in 2018.
“Whether our phones are in our palms or in our pockets, they are a valuable tool for commerce and our ever-connected lives,” said Rosenworcel. “But more than a year ago, we learned that for just a few hundred dollars, shady middlemen could buy consumers’ geolocation data. The sale of this information is a threat to our personal safety and our national security. It puts anyone with a wireless device at risk. To date, the FCC has been silent on its investigation into this issue. Listeners of this episode will hear Congresswoman Trahan discuss how she has been fighting to make sure that the FCC updates Congress on its work to resolve this problem. Consumers didn’t sign up for this type of invasion into their privacy and they deserve to know what happened and what can be done to ensure it never happens again.”
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