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News Release
4/20/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today urged the Federal Trade Commission to file antitrust charges against Alphabet Inc.’s Google for using its monopoly power over the Android operating system to stifle competition and unfairly drive consumers to its own services. The call from the nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest group came...
News Story
4/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Google could feel heat stateside after Europe laid down the law Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog is calling on the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to follow the European Union's lead and bring antitrust charges against Google Android. The group said that following the European Commission's statement of objections this week against the...
News Story
3/7/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer and civil liberty groups are urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to not hold back when developing its new Internet privacy rules. The groups pushed back Monday at Internet service providers (ISPs), who recently sent a letter to the FCC that said the commission should not stray too far from the privacy framework created...
News Story
2/15/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A fight over privacy at the Federal Communications Commission, sparked by last year's net neutrality rules, is heating up. The FCC is expected to craft regulations in the coming months on how broadband providers handle sensitive customer data – and advocates on both sides of the issue are gearing up to make their case. Consumer...
News Story
10/22/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The Federal Trade Commission has served as businesses’ chief security enforcer for 13 years. When U.S. companies lose or expose customers’ personal data to hackers, they potentially have to also reckon with complaints from the government agency. If two companies suing the FTC—hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide and now-defunct...
News Story
10/9/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Twenty-five consumer groups urged the Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday to open an investigation into the recent Experian hack that exposed the personal information of nearly 15 million individuals. In a letter sent to FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and CFPB Director Richard Cordray, the groups...
News Story
10/8/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Letter calls for investigation and asks ‘what’s the difference in security measures’ that allowed supposedly limited access to database of 200 million people Dozens of consumer privacy groups are calling for a US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation into the data breach at credit agency and data broker Experian, saying...
News Release
10/6/2015
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog welcomed a ruling today by the Court of Justice of the European Union that invalidates the 15-year-old “Safe Harbor” deal that allowed Europeans’ personal information to be sent to the United States. The nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group called on Congress to enact...
News Story
9/25/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) might again be investigating Google for potentially anticompetitive practices, this time in relation to the company's handling of its Android mobile operating system and related apps. "Two people familiar with the matter" told Bloomberg that the FTC is in the early stages of an antitrust...
News Story
8/21/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Complaints to U.S. Federal Trade Commission about Ashley Madison show examples of people alleging false accounts made under their names. Complaints made against Ashley Madison show how difficult it is to know which names leaked this week were actual customers. Allegations filed with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission include one from a man whose...