Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
DIRECTV
Current Parent Company: 
AT&T
Penalty: 
$2,310,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
April 16, 2009
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Secondary 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 Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
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Parent company note: 
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