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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

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

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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

CR Supports SB 1130 to Help Close the Digital Divide

Consumer Reports writes in support of SB 1130. For years, Consumer Reports (CR) has worked with the California Legislature, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and…

July 29, 2020

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Consumers Reports calls on Congress to hold CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google accountable at upcoming House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust hearing

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, July 29, the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel will hold a hearing where the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and…

July 28, 2020

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Consumer Reports releases study on the need for greater privacy and security protections for direct-to-consumer genetic testing

Washington, DC –  Consumer Reports has released a new study investigating the regulatory environment of the direct-to-consumer genetic testing industry. The study, Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing:…

July 23, 2020

Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: The Law Must Protect Consumers’ Genetic Privacy

Consumers that use direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing generate highly sensitive data about themselves and their biological relatives. The regulatory gap around DTC genetic testing means…

July 23, 2020

CR letter to Senate HSGAC in opposition to REINS Act

Description: CR letter to Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, in opposition to S. 92, the so-called Regulations from the Executive in Need of…

July 21, 2020

Consumer Reports letter urging the Senate to put consumers first in the next COVID-19 relief package

CR’s letter urges the Senate to pass legislation that enhances struggling Americans’ financial resiliency, prevents predatory behavior, and keeps Americans healthy and safe in their…

July 20, 2020

Group letter in support of Right to Repair appropriations bill report language

The undersigned groups strongly support language included in the FY2021 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill report, which calls on the Federal Trade Commission…

July 16, 2020

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