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Consumer Reports Supports CA AB 1782 to Protect Contact Tracing Privacy

Consumer Reports supports of AB 1782 to protect the privacy of information collected pursuant to “technology-assisted” contact-tracing (TACT) apps. This bill will help ensure that…

August 13, 2020

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Distorting federal showerhead standards is wasteful and unnecessary

Showerhead standards are saving consumers money on water and heating while meeting their needs WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing a rule…

August 12, 2020

CA Privacy Groups Support, If Amended, Contact Tracing Privacy Legislation

ACLU, Common Sense, CFA, Consumer Reports, EFF, and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse take a support if amended position on AB 1782. This legislation would help protect…

August 6, 2020

Consumer coalition letter urging California lawmakers to support the creation of the Department of Financial Protection and Innvoation

Consumer coalition letter to the California Assembly Budget and Banking Committees urging its members to support the proposal to revamp the Department of Business Oversight…

August 6, 2020

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Consumer Reports urges California lawmakers to support proposed financial watchdog for consumers and small businesses

California Assembly holds hearing on strengthening state oversight of financial industry  SACRAMENTO, CA – Consumer Reports called on state lawmakers today to support Governor Gavin…

August 6, 2020

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Consumer Reports applauds FDA for setting limits on arsenic in infant rice cereal

CR calls for limits on arsenic in other rice products and heavy metals in baby food WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eight years after Consumer Reports first…

August 5, 2020

CR response to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on Digital Activities.

If regulators fail to enact sufficient safeguards around the use of algorithms, artificial intelligence and machine learning, the risk is that these systems will perpetuate…

August 3, 2020

Consumer Reports letter to CFPB on proposed disclosures for time-barred debt

Consumer Reports’ comment letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on proposed model disclosure notices for time-barred debt.  CR notes that the proposed disclosures do…

August 3, 2020

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Consumer Reports urges CFPB to ban collection of time-barred debt

CFPB proposal requiring model disclosures doesn’t go far enough to protect consumers from shady debt collection practices WASHINGTON, D.C. – A proposal by the Consumer…

August 3, 2020

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Consumers Reports investigation finds that the College Board is sharing students’ personal information with tech companies

New York, NY — Consumer Reports released findings from an investigation into the privacy practices of the College Board and found that the organization appears…

July 30, 2020

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