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A sign of Verizon Wireless is seen at its store in Westminster, Colorado April 26, 2009. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Verizon to detail government information requests

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Verizon Communications Inc said it would regularly report information on government requests for customer data from now on, following pressure from activist shareholders.


A group of investors, concerned about the role of telephone companies in government spying operations, last month pushed Verizon and AT&T Inc to disclose details on their sharing of customer information with governments.

The Verizon move may put pressure on AT&T to follow suit.

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