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California Gov. Rejects Bill that Protects Privacy of Californians’ Genetic Data

SACRAMENTO – California Governor Newsom today vetoed a bill (SB 980) that would have established strong privacy protections for genetic data collected by direct-to-consumer (DTC)…

September 25, 2020

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California Governor Newsom signs student borrower protections into law

California law provides strongest student borrower protections in the nation SACRAMENTO, CA – Californians with education debt will soon enjoy the strongest consumer protections in…

September 25, 2020

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California Governor Newsom signs bill creating financial watchdog to protect consumers modeled after the CFPB

Consumer Reports praises California for strengthening financial industry oversight SACRAMENTO, CA – Consumer Reports applauded California Governor Gavin Newsom today for signing legislation to strengthen…

September 25, 2020

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Electric vehicle owners spending half as much on maintenance compared to gas-powered vehicle owners, finds new CR analysis

Electric vehicle (EV) owners saving an average of 50% on maintenance and repair, finds section of new white paper from CR  WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new…

September 24, 2020

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Consumer Reports survey finds that most Americans support government regulation of online platforms

Washington, DC – American consumers across the political spectrum are concerned about the increasing power and lack of accountability of online platforms such as Google,…

September 24, 2020

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Lack of key considerations in FDA food chemical safety process leaves consumers at risk of chronic diseases

Agency and industry must evaluate cumulative health effects of classes of related food chemicals (Washington, D.C. – September 23, 2020) Today, a group of health,…

September 23, 2020

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CR Delivers 62,000 Petition Signatures To DOT Demanding Airline Safety Standards To Protect Passengers During COVID Crisis

DOT’s Voluntary Guidance For Airlines And Airports Leaves Travelers At Risk  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Reports delivered over 62,000 petition signatures to Department of Transportation…

September 23, 2020

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Consumer Reports applauds California’s settlement against Glow for privacy violations that risked exposing women’s sensitive health data

Washington, DC – Consumer Reports today praised the state of California following the announcement of a settlement with Glow,  a technology company that operates a…

September 17, 2020

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Keep Antibiotics Working coalition urges FDA to strengthen plan for protecting critical medications in veterinary settings

Letter from Consumer Reports and other members of the Keep Antibiotics Working coalition calling on the FDA to to protect the effectiveness of critical medications…

September 16, 2020

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Consumer Reports urges OCC to rescind proposal that would encourage “rent-a-bank” lending schemes

OCC proposal undermines state efforts to protect consumers from predatory lenders  WASHINGTON, D.C. – A proposal by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency…

September 3, 2020

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