Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Cox Communications
Current Parent Company: 
Cox Enterprises
Penalty: 
$595,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
November 5, 2015
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
telecommunications violation
Violation Description: 

The Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureau entered into a $595,000 settlement with Cox Communications to resolve an investigation into whether the company failed to properly protect its customers' personal information when its electronic data systems were breached in 2014.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Federal Communications Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Georgia
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
media
Specific Industry of Parent: 
media
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Parent company note: 
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