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Blog Post
1/21/2011
Posted by Jamie Court

Google CEO Eric Schmidt will be leaving the CEO's office and founder Larry Page will be stepping in. The question is whether this is a signal from the Internet Goliath that Schmidt's missteps and misstatements about online privacy are no longer company policy...
Blog Post
1/14/2011
Posted by Jamie Court

After Blue Shield shocked the nation with 59% premium hikes in California last week, the company just refused a request from the elected insurance commissioner to stop the increases for 60 days.  Blue Shield is making the case for tough premium regulation,...
Blog Post
12/27/2010
Posted by Jamie Court

Google and Facebook were born in California. In an op-ed in today's Los Angeles Times, I argue California's constitution, which has among the strongest privacy protections in America, demands that the state take the lead on online privacy legislation if...
Blog Post
12/22/2010
Posted by Jamie Court

The New York Times editorial questioning Google's purchase of online flight software company ITA raises questions that could well apply to any new business Google buys unless the Internet Goliath changes its business model. The Times editorial rightly raises the...
Blog Post
12/13/2010
Posted by Jamie Court

If anything can save Democrats now, it's populism -- the notion that standing with 80% of Americans is real power. That's why the White House and progressives should be cheering the decision by a conservative Virginia judge to strike down the highly-unpopular...
News Release
12/13/2010
Posted by Jamie Court

Washington, DC -- Consumers and the White House should celebrate a decision by a Virginia judge  to strike down the highly unpopular federal mandate to purchase health insurance and preserve the rest of the federal health care reform law. “Today's...
Blog Post
12/1/2010
Posted by Jamie Court

If you wonder if you are being followed online and if anything can be done about it, take a look at the just-out Federal Trade Commission report on online privacy. A frightening amount of information is available about us online and the Federal Trade...
Legal Update
12/1/2010
Posted by Jamie Court

The FTC missed its deadline for posting its online privacy report online due to "technical problems"... Anti-trust panel going strong.  Watch live here http://www.visualwebcaster.com/consumerwatchdog We had the first words on the report earlier at...
Blog Post
11/30/2010
Posted by Jamie Court

It's likely that the first shot of a new online privacy revolution will be fired tomorrow at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Wednesday morning we will finally get a glimpse of the Federal Trade Commission's year-long study about how consumers can...
Blog Post
11/4/2010
Posted by Jamie Court

Big corporate money couldn't buy democracy in California Tuesday. Progressives didn't win every top office and key ballot measures because voters are more progressive, but because of the power of populist tactics practiced here that should spread across America...