Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Sprint
Current Parent Company: 
Deutsche Telekom
Penalty: 
$375,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
June 10, 2008
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

The New York State Attorney General announced agreements with Verizon, Time Warner Cable, and Sprint to shut down major sources of online child pornography. The three companies agreed to pay a total of $1.125 million to fund additional efforts by the Attorney General's office and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to remove child pornography from the Internet. The announcement did not specify how that amount would be divided among the companies. Here we assume it was split evenly among them.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
New York Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
New York
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
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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