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Consumer Reports and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Letter on the 2020 Washington Privacy Act

The 2020 Washington Privacy Act (WPA) would extend to Washington consumers key baseline privacy protections: the right to access, delete, correct, and opt out of…

January 23, 2020

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Consumer Reports: Washington state data privacy bill is big improvement over 2019 bill; CR urges lawmakers to go further to help protect consumers

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state lawmakers have introduced a new data privacy proposal called the 2020 Washington Privacy Act. The bill, sponsored by state Sen.…

January 14, 2020

Coalition of Nine Consumer Organizations Send Letters to About AdTech Report to Regulators and Congress

A coalition of nine organizations today sent letters to the Federal Trade Commission, Congress, and the Attorneys General of California, Oregon, and Texas today in…

January 14, 2020

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Consumer Reports urges Ring, Wyze, Guardzilla, and others to raise security and privacy standards for connected cameras

YONKERS, N.Y. — Consumer Reports today sent a letter to 25 companies urging them to raise the standard for product security and privacy after a…

January 13, 2020

Consumer Reports letter to connected camera manufacturers to call for raising security and privacy standards

CR sent a letter (see PDF above) on January 13, 2020, to makers of connected home cameras, DIY security products, and connected doorbells. CR urged…

January 13, 2020

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CR applauds Verizon for eliminating hidden fees for Fios TV

Verizon plan comes after Congress passes reforms that will require transparent pricing for pay-TV service beginning this summer   WASHINGTON, D.C. –Consumer Reports praised a plan…

January 9, 2020

CR reply comments, Capital One petition to FCC to clarify process for confirming scope of a consumer request to opt out of receiving robo-texts

Consumer Reports comments in support of a petition, by Capital One bank to the FCC, for a declaratory ruling that, if a consumer sends an…

December 20, 2019

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Consumer Reports celebrates Senate passage of anti-robocalls bill, urges President to sign bill into law

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Reports today celebrated the Senate vote in favor of a bipartisan bill to help curb the many millions of unwanted robocalls…

December 19, 2019

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Senate OKs reforms to end hidden pay-TV fees as part of omnibus spending bill

CR praises lawmakers for including reforms requiring cable and satellite providers to disclose total cost before consumers sign up for service WASHINGTON, D.C. – Pay-TV…

December 19, 2019

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House OKs spending bill with reforms to end hidden pay-TV fees

CR praises effort to require cable and satellite providers to disclose total cost before consumers sign up for service  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers would have…

December 17, 2019

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