AT&T rewrites privacy policy

Saul Hansell at the New York Times has a closer look at the new privacy policy AT&T announced Thursday. The policy replaces a number of older policies, and reportedly aims to provide customers with more--and clearer--information about the types of information AT&T collects about them and how it is used. However, because it is widely perceived hardly anyone actually reads such privacy policies, the new document may be seen as a strategic political and public image move by AT&T not long after the federal wiretapping scandal, and with possible Net neutrality legislation looming.

Notably, the new policy says AT&T does not use deep packet inspection technology, and will not use it without first seeking customer permission.

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The New York Times has much more on the new policy

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