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Company: DIRECTV
Current Parent CompanyAT&T
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Penalty: $2,310,000
Year: 2009
Date: April 16, 2009
Offense Group: consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: privacy violation
Violation Description: Satellite television provider DIRECTV agreed to pay $2.31 million to settle allegations that it violated the Do Not Call provisions of the Telemarketing Sales Rule by having telemarketers call consumers who specifically asked not to be called.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Texas
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: telecommunications
Specific Industry of Current Parent: telecommunications
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