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.

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

We believe that the recent security breaches by ChoicePoint, Lexis-Nexis, Bank of America, Citigroup and many others, which have put nearly 10 million Americans at heightened risk of identity theft, underscores the need for Congress and the states to act to protect consumers from identity theft, a serious crime that has become more common in recent years as we have delved further into the “information age.”