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CR: New FCC robocall rules are another important step, but more action is needed to combat coronavirus scams

Washington, DC —The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today approved rules requiring phone companies to implement STIR/SHAKEN, a caller ID verification standard to help address the…

March 31, 2020

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Zoom Makes Improvements to Privacy Policy after Consumer Reports Investigation

Yonkers, NY —Consumer Reports recently uncovered a range of privacy concerns with Zoom, a videoconferencing service that has gained in popularity as consumers, businesses, and…

March 31, 2020

CR letter to Senate Antitrust Subcommittee — hearing on anti-competitive self-preferencing by online platforms

The Senate Antitrust Subcommittee held a hearing to examine the potential for online platforms to discriminate against independent sellers in favor of their own products…

March 27, 2020

CR Comments on the CA AG’s Second Updated Proposed CCPA Rules

As consumers shift to working from home and spending even more of their time online in light of the COVID-19 crisis, now more than ever,…

March 26, 2020

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Consumer Reports calls on California Attorney General to uphold CCPA enforcement despite industry efforts to push back during the COVID-19 crisis

San Francisco, CA — Consumers Reports today called on the California Attorney General (AG) to reject industry efforts to avoid compliance with the California Consumer…

March 23, 2020

Consumer Reports urges Alphabet’s Verily to Heighten Privacy Protections for its Baseline COVID-19 Pilot Program

Consumer Reports writes to request that Verily, the health subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, make certain changes to its COVID-19 testing platform to address…

March 23, 2020

Protecting consumers amid the COVID-19 crisis

Consumer Reports works to ensure fairness, safety, and transparency for consumers in the marketplace during good times or bad.  In response to the current COVID-19…

March 21, 2020

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Washington state privacy bill fails to advance

March 12, 2020 Consumer Reports urges lawmakers to continue work next year to safeguard the digital rights of consumers OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state lawmakers…

March 12, 2020

Consumer Reports comments to FCC on proposal to use auto safety airwaves for WiFi

In formal comments filed at the Federal Communications Commission in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking, Consumer Reports raises serious concerns about the proposal…

March 10, 2020

Testimony of David Friedman, Vice President, Advocacy, Consumer Reports for U.S. House hearing on fake and unsafe products on online marketplaces

Testimony for the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce hearing “Buyer Beware: Fake and Unsafe Products on Online Marketplaces”…

March 3, 2020

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