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Letter from Consumer Reports to House Antitrust Subcommittee, hearing on role of data and privacy in competition

SUMMARY: With the ever-growing power of giant online platforms over commerce and communications, it is critically important to comprehend the threats posed to competition, consumers,…

October 18, 2019

Sprint/T-Mobile Tunney Act comments

SUMMARY: Comments explaining why the Justice Department’s proposed consent decree permitting the Sprint/T-Mobile merger to go forward is not adequate to protect competition and consumers. It…

October 11, 2019

Consumer Reports comments on proposed rule clarifying Pennsylvania statute prohibiting unfair market practices

SUMMARY: Joint comments by several consumer organizations, including Consumer Reports, in support of the Pennsylvania state attorney general’s proposed rulemaking to clarify and strengthen interpretation…

October 10, 2019

How Cable Companies Use Hidden Fees to Raise Prices and Disguise the True Cost of Service

Cable companies are notorious for advertising a low price but charging much more by adding a long list of hidden fees to their monthly bills.…

October 3, 2019

Press Release

Consumer Reports: Court largely upholds FCC net neutrality repeal, but leaves door open for states to act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal appeals court today largely upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of its 2015 net neutrality rules, but it rejected the…

October 1, 2019

Consumer Reports letter to Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, hearing on acquisitions by online platforms of nascent/potential competitors

SUMMARY: Consumer Reports writes to the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee for its hearing on acquisitions by online platforms of nascent/potential competitors. CR calls for a restoration…

September 24, 2019

Consumer Reports letter to House members in support of H.R. 1423, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act)

Summary: The FAIR Act would prohibit the growing practice of corporations forcing consumers, as well as workers and small businesses, to give up their right…

September 18, 2019

Press Release

Joint news release: Privacy groups praise CA legislators for upholding privacy law against industry pressure

SACRAMENTO – The California State Legislature will wrap up the first year of a two-year session tonight, leaving the landmark California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)…

September 13, 2019

CR letter in support of H.R. 1423, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act

SUMMARY: Consumer Reports letter to House Judiciary Committee in support of HR 1423, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act, in anticipation of markup scheduled…

September 6, 2019

Press Release

FTC-YouTube Settlement: Statement by Consumer Reports

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Federal Trade Commission today formally announced the details of a $170 million penalty for Google’s YouTube and restrictions to be imposed on the…

September 4, 2019

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