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Coalition urges Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to rein in harmful practices of data brokers

The nonprofit research, testing, and advocacy organization Consumer Reports is part of a coalition of ten nonprofit organizations dedicated to consumer rights, immigrant rights, and…

February 8, 2023

Press Release

Consumer Reports urges the FTC and Congress to ban costly junk fees

President Biden calls for Congress to take action as the FTC examines unfair and deceptive pricing practices that inflate and distort costs for consumers WASHINGTON,…

February 8, 2023

Press Release

CR urges House Financial Services Committee to strengthen financial data privacy bill

Representative McHenry’s bill falls short of what’s needed to protect consumers’ financial information and limits states’ ability to adopt stronger safeguards  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer…

February 8, 2023

Consumer Reports letter to the FTC calling for a ban on costly junk fees

Consumer Reports letter to the Federal Trade Commission with more than 41,000 petition signatures  calling on the agency to prohibit companies from charging hidden fees…

February 8, 2023

CR letter to House Financial Services Committee on strengthening Representative McHenry’s financial data privacy bill

Consumer Reports letter to the House Financial Services committee calling on lawmakers to strengthen Representative Patrick McHenry’s financial data privacy bill. CR’s letter notes that…

February 8, 2023

Consumer Reports Opposes New Jersey S. 332 (Consumer Privacy Legislation)

Consumer Reports1 writes in respectful opposition to S. 332. The bill seeks to provide to New Jersey consumers the right to know the information companies…

February 6, 2023

Coalition letter to FDA outlining concerns about the agency’s planned redesign of foods program

Letter to the FDA from CR and a coalition of consumer advocates, food industry groups, and state and local regulators highlighting questions and concerns about…

February 6, 2023

Consumer Reports and Consumer Federation of America Support Kentucky SB 15 (Consumer Privacy Legislation)

Consumer Reports and Consumer Federation of America write in support of SB 15, which outlines a strong framework to protect consumer privacy. SB 15 would…

February 3, 2023

Press Release

Consumers should avoid Valentine’s Day Sweethearts because of red dye 3 dangers

Consumer Reports has called on Spangler Candy Company to stop using cancer-causing red dye 3 in its Valentine’s Day Sweethearts and other candies  YONKERS, NY…

February 2, 2023

CR letter to Spangler Candy Company on Red Dye 3 in their products

Consumer Reports letter to Spangler Candy Company calling on it to remove Red Dye 3 from its products.  Red Dye 3 is a known carcinogen…

February 2, 2023

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