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News Story
3/12/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Sacramento -- State regulators are wadding through complex questions on how to prepare California roadways for computer-driven car technology - from self-parking features to traffic jam autopilot to completely driverless vehicles. The California Department of Motor Vehicles held a public workshop Tuesday in Sacramento to hear from some of the...
News Story
3/12/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Autonomous vehicles are headed for the commercial market, and they may find their way onto our roadways as early as 2015. But that reality would require a huge rework of today’s operational regulations for personal vehicles -- and the California Department of Motor Vehicles (CA DMV) is moving fast to see that it does in fact become reality....
News Release
3/11/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
SACRAMENTO, CA -- The California Department of Motor Vehicles must enact regulations that protect users privacy in new regulations it is drafting that would cover Google’s driverless cars and other “autonomous vehicles” traveling on California’s highways, Consumer Watchdog told the DMV today. “The DMV regulations must...
Blog Post
3/11/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
I was up in Sacramento today to call on the Department of Motor Vehicles to ensure that the regulations that they are developing to govern the use of autonomous vehicles – popularly known as driverless cars –will protect the operators’ privacy. The company that will be most directly affected by the new autonomous vehicle...
News Story
3/11/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Los Angeles - Sooner or later, consumers will be able to buy cars that rely on computers — not the owner — to do the driving. With that in mind, the California Department of Motor Vehicles held an initial public hearing Tuesday as it puzzles through how to regulate the public's use of the technology that is still being tested....
News Story
3/7/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Fraud and scams cost Americans more than $1.6 billion last year. According to a report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), there were more than 2 million cases of fraud in 2013, down slightly from the previous year. On average, there were 500 complaints per 100,000 residents in the 50 states. Eight of the 10 states with the highest rates had...
Blog Post
2/27/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
Data breaches at major retailers Target and Neiman Marcus during last year's holiday shopping season affected more than 100 million people and focused new attention on the need to protect person information stored online. While it's clear that tough data breach legislation must be enacted, California Attorney General Kamala Harris is...
Video
2/18/2014
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
The California Assembly Judiciary and Assembly Banking and Finance Committees gathered today to discuss the data breaches atcompanies such as Target, Neiman Marcus and Michaels. Target and Neiman Marcus refused to attend. Jamie Court, president of Consumer Watchdog, appears before the committees to talk about why it happened and what can be done.
Blog Post
2/18/2014
Posted by Jamie Court
110 million Americans had their personal financial information breached at Target. That 's one out of two adult Americans. I was in Sacramento today to testify in front of a joint California Assembly committee hearing investigating the breach. And yet Target did not send a single representative to Sacramento today to answer questions about...
News Story
2/18/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO — Credit cards embedded with microchips, which have dramatically reduced fraud around the world, are on their way to U.S. consumers, financial experts told California lawmakers on Tuesday. But they cautioned the transition will be slow and costly, and it will not be a cure-all to problems such as the massive security breaches...