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12/14/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The CA DMV has told Uber to immediately remove their self-driving cars off the roads in San Francisco, until they get the proper permits. Consumer Watchdog is drafting legislation to address concerns with safety and transparency by the self-driving car companies.
Blog Post
10/7/2015
Posted by John M. Simpson
A number of San Franciscans have inquired about Consumer Watchdog’s position on Proposition F, which San Francisco voters will consider at the polls this November.  We oppose the measure because it raises serious privacy concerns. While on its surface the proposition seeks to regulate short-term rentals, it also includes a dangerous...
News Release
6/22/2015
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – A U.S. Supreme Court decision today striking down a Los Angeles Ordinance allowing police to check guest registries at motels and hotels at any time as unconstitutional supports Consumer Watchdog's position that a warrant must be required before data from home sharing networks like Airbnb is turned over to authorities...
News Story
6/10/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Before yesterday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Airbnb put on a show for cameramen from local network affiliates and a small group of sticker people and print press outside City Hall. I did not receive the press materials these others did, though the Airbnb press office is well-aware I’m covering the story. As usual, I blame some...
News Release
6/9/2015
Posted by John M. Simpson
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Consumer Watchdog today said it opposes a proposed San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ ordinance that requires home sharing platforms like Airbnb to turn over massive amounts of personal information to the city, because it would violate consumers’ privacy and is little more than a “blank search warrant...
News Release
5/4/2015
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on the proponents of a San Francisco ballot initiative that would regulate home sharing platforms, like Airbnb, to withdraw the measure’s privacy violating provisions that are “antithetical to San Francisco’s core values.” The nonprofit nonpartisan group took issue...