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News Release
5/26/2017
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today endorsed a proposed bill in the New York State Assembly that would provide the so-called “Right To Be Forgotten,” allowing people to request removal of material and search engine links from their name to information that is inadequate, irrelevant, no longer relevant, or excessive from...
News Story
5/13/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York last month appointed a three-person commission to offer thoughts on the use of technology in schools. The group, the governor’s office said in a statement, will be “charged with advising the state on how to best invest” the $2 billion the governor plans to raise in a “Smart Schools”...
News Release
5/12/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today filed a formal complaint asking the New York Joint Commission On Public Ethics to remove Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt from the state’s Smart Schools Commission because of conflicts of interest that violate the state’s Public Officials Law. “Schmidt’s Commission...
News Release
10/27/2011
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
New York City, NY – The author of California’s insurance regulatory reform law testified in New York City today that insurance rate regulation is key to preventing medical malpractice insurance companies from price gouging doctors and preserving consumer access to health care.   California voters enacted insurance reform...