Sprint Corporation (S) to pay $7.5 million for Do Not Call violation settlement

Posted May 19, 2014

Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) has agreed to pay the Federal Communications Commission $7.5 million to resolve violations of the Do Not Call registry, which is the largest settlement payout ever. The Do Not Call registry program launched in 2003 as a way to let Americans opt out of unsolicited sales calls.

Sprint is going to roll out a ?robust compliance plan,? which includes a new senior manager to deal with compliance and retrain employees. Sprint will also report any further noncompliance to the agency.

“The issues related only to Do Not Call Rules,” said Crystal Davis. “We have conducted a thorough, top-to-bottom evaluation of our Do Not Call data management systems, and significant capital investments have been made to improve our Do Not Call/SMS Message architecture, oversight, and compliance.”