By Kate Tummarello - 05/19/14 04:09 PM EDT
Sprint will pay $7.5 million for calling and texting consumers who had signed up for the Do-Not-Call list.
Consumers can sign up for the federal Do-Not-Call list to keep companies from calling them with marketing materials.
According to the FCC, Sprint will pay $7.5 million to the U.S. Treasury for failing to honor Do-Not-Call requests and will implement a two-year plan to ensure compliance with Do-Not-Call requests, which will include training employees and designating a Compliance Officer.
Additionally, the company must report noncompliance incidents to FCC and file a compliance report at the agency within three months and annually for two years.
“Today’s settlement leaves no question that protecting consumer privacy is a top enforcement priority,” Travis LeBlanc, acting director of the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau, said in a statement.
“When a consumer tells a company to stop calling or texting with promotional pitches, that request must be honored.”