From the new policy: "While your account information may be personal to you, these records constitute business records that are owned by AT&T. As such, AT&T may disclose such records to protect its legitimate business interests, safeguard others, or respond to legal process."
AT&T company spokesperson, Tiffany Nels, told InfoWorld "These policies clarify long-standing AT&T policy. We eliminated a lot of the legalese and used a lot of plain English."
AT&Tis;policy changes go into effect just as it heads back to court over a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The civil rights organization claims that AT&T turned over private subscriber records to the National Security Agency with out a court order.
Subscribers are agreeing to the new policy simply by continuing to use AT&T broadband services. The video services launch in September, and customers will have to sign an agreement during installation.