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AT&T is changing its privacy policy for Internet and television customers to specify that account information is a business record the company owns and can be disclosed to government and law enforcement and to protect the company’s “legitimate business interests.”

AT&T said that the account information, which includes the customer’s name, address, telephone number and e-mail address as well as information about the customer’s services, constitute business records and are owned by AT&T. The company said account information doesn’t include usage information, such as how a person uses the Web or what programs a person using the company’s television service watches.

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