Welcome to Consumer Reports Advocacy

Consumer Reports is an independent nonprofit organization that works for a fair, safe and transparent marketplace.

Since we were founded as Consumers Union in 1936, we have advocated for the rights of all consumers. Now, we are united under the Consumer Reports name, bringing together our trusted testing, research, journalism, and advocacy.

We hope you will partner with us and our six million members for a better world.

Consumer Privacy and Government Technology Mandates in the Digital Media Marketplace

As consumer advocates, we necessarily favor policies that ensure artists and publishers’ getting paid for their creative work. We are willing to work with the record companies and the studios to come up with creative ways solve their piracy problem. What we won’t do, and what we believe the Congress shouldn’t do either, is attempt to set in stone the business models of the past while moving forward into the digital world.