Verizon's Plan To Share Your Call Data Generates Blog Scrutiny

Just a little over a month ago, we alerted Verizon Wireless users to an opportunity to opt-out of Verizion sharing some of your information with unnamed third parties. Specifically, the information is subscriber’s CPNI, which consists of what numbers you call, what numbers call you, and how much the call costs. It is not linked to your name, number, or address.

Now, Ars Technica, RCR Wireless, and the Skydeck blog are voicing concerns about the potential privacy questions. Skydeck has a scan of the notice up. The number to opt-out is 1-800-333-9956.

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  1. BradC says:

    I called in last night to opt-out, and I was asked for my mobile number, billing ZIP code, and the last 4 digits of my SSN. I thought that was overkill, as if someone impersonating me would call in to keep my information from being shared.

  2. I called in yesterday afternoon to opt out as well. It asked me for the usual number, billing zip, last for of the soc sec #. I went through the process for my number and then it asked if i wanted to opt out for a different number and I didn’t have to do any of that again for my wife’s number.

  3. mandarin says:

    AT&T does the same thing with my info… And I already told them 2x to remove it but they still do.