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By Moira Dhaliwal
Have you ever been frustrated because you had to transfer medical records between doctors or forgotten when you had your last immunization? These frustrations could be a thing of the past with the emergence of electronic health records (EHR); when EHR are completely adopted, doctors across all specialties will be able to access all of their...
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CONTACT By John M. Simpson & Jamie Court
SANTA MONICA, CA – Google Apps can be dangerous, Consumer Watchdog warned today and the public interest group said Los Angeles has been responsible for "giving the first imprint of credibility and acceptance to a program that has failed Los Angeles and other communities with frightening consequences." On Wednesday the Los...
News Release
CONTACT John M. Simpson & Jamie Court
SANTA MONICA, CA - Google’s explanation for its soaring record spending on lobbying in Washington is disingenuous bafflegab, Consumer Watchdog said today. The Internet giant reported it spent $5.9 million lobbying during the first three quarters of the year, a 51 percent increase from the $3.9 million it spent in the comparable period a...
News Release
CONTACT John M. Simpson & Carmen Balber
WASHINGTON, DC – Consumer Watchdog called online industry claims that consumers' personal privacy is protected when they surf the Web to be meaningless in light of a study released today by Stanford University's Computer Security Laboratory. The research was released at a forum discussing digital data collection sponsored by a...
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By John M. Simpson
Do you care about online privacy? Then join me on Tuesday morning at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, where a coalition of ten consumer and privacy groups including Consumer Watchdog are hosting a discussion on data collection and privacy. If you can't make it you can follow the event on the Web. Federal Trade Commission...