After getting blogo-lambasted for a gaping security hole that allowed anyone to call up and snag your name and home address by punching in your Sprint cellphone number into an automated system, Sprint has closed that selfsame privacy aperture.
In response to BoingBoing’s inquiry, Jennifer Walsh Kiefer of Sprint Nextel Public Affairs wrote:
Although this process operated well within the bounds of applicable federal and state privacy laws, we recognize that there is a heightened sensitivity today by consumers to any use of their personal information, even when it is for fraud prevention purposes.
Organized online complaining effects real world change. Internets, for the win.
“Sprint responds, fixes “data leak” in voice-response system” [BoingBoing]
Previously: Sprint Loves To Give Out Your Billing Address