THE OPT-OUT SCOOP: For a complete Opt-Out of AT&T’s new personal data share programs, you must click to Opt-Out of both programs (via two different links) on each of your devices. For me, this meant that I needed to clink the links on my laptop and also on my iPhone. (If you have an iPad you must also clink the links on this devise also to complete the Opt-Out). Clicking the links on my laptop and checking each of the Opt-Out boxes was simple enough. Although, I had to call customer service to complete the Opt-Outs for my phone… and will likely call back for confirmation of a successful Opt-Out from my iPhone.
Here are AT&T’s Opt-Out links:
- att.com/cmpchoice – The Opt-Out link for AT&T’s data share with External Marketing”folks
- adworks.att.com/adpreferences – The Opt-Out link (for use on your laptop) for AT&T’s data share with Advertisers
- adworks.att.com/mobileoptout – The Opt-Out link (for use on your wireless device) for AT&T’s data share with Advertisers
Feel free to forward this blog post to your friends and family. I’m forwarding it to my mom.
(And if I can pass a message onto AT&T… come on, make this simpler. The error message that I received while trying to Opt-Out on my iPhone stated that I could NOT Opt-Out because I was “using a Wi-Fi connection and not an AT&T network”….???? Am I supposed to leave work and walk around the block so that I can click on the links without being on WiFi? Even turning off the WiFi on my iPhone resulted in the same error message… which is why I called customer service and will have to call back because I have not received a confirmation message).
BY: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M.
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