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Consumer Reports Applauds Legislation to Fight Hidden Cable Fees

Thursday, February 14, 2019 Markey and Eshoo Introduce “TRUE Fees Act” to Make Cable, Internet Pricing More Transparent WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Reports today applauded…

February 14, 2019

CR statement to House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger

SUMMARY: Consumer Reports submits this statement to assist the Subcommittee in its examination of the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, and to explain our concerns…

February 14, 2019

Consumer Reports urges caution in potential changes to HIPAA privacy and security rules

On February 12, 2019, Consumer Reports submitted these comments in response to the Request for Information (RFI) issued by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Request for Information…

February 12, 2019

Consumer Reports Letter to House Energy & Commerce Subcomittee on “Preserving an Open Internet for Consumers, Small Businesses, and Free Speech” Hearing

Consumer Reports appreciates the Subcommittee’s consideration of how policies can and should preserve an open internet, and we look forward to the hearing on February…

February 7, 2019

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Spectrum Hikes Broadcast Fee by 20% Just Months After Previous Fee Increase

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Spectrum cable customers should prepare to see their bills jump again, as Spectrum (owned by Charter Communications) isreportedly set to…

February 5, 2019

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Consumer Groups Urge Action on Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Misleading “Spoofed” Robocalls

January 17, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC — A bipartisan bill reintroduced today in the Senate will address the growing problem of “spoofed” robocalls that use fraudulent…

January 17, 2019

CR’s Comments to NIST on Developing a Privacy Framework

Consumer Reports writes to respond to the request for information on Developing a Privacy Framework from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (Developing a…

January 14, 2019

Right to Repair Model State Law

This document provides template legislation for state lawmakers that would secure the Right to Repair for consumers. Last year, Right to Repair bills were active in…

December 21, 2018

Comments on Consumer Privacy for the Federal Trade Commission’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century on February 12-13, 2019

Consumer Reports writes to comment on the questions proposed for the February 12-13, 2019 hearing on consumer privacy hosted by the Federal Trade Commission.

December 21, 2018

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Consumer Reports: FTC, Congress must take action in wake of latest Facebook privacy revelations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Facebook contends with the latest in a series of privacy scandals, Consumer Reports is calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)…

December 19, 2018

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