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News Story
12/21/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

A California-based consumer advocacy group said Tuesday that federal regulations on health insurance rates should be "strengthened" to "prevent insurers from imposing unreasonable premium increases on consumers." The regulations implement a...
News Story
12/21/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

Rate review could get tougher for health insurers. Premium increases of more than 10% will be automatically reviewed by states starting in July, according to new preliminary guidelines from the Obama Administration detailed in this WSJ story. The rules could mean...
News Story
12/21/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

WASHINGTON — Health insurers that are seeking a rate increase of 10 percent or more in 2011 must detail publicly why the increase is needed, under proposed rules that the Obama administration released Tuesday. Under the proposal, the flagged premium...
News Story
12/18/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

Google Dec. 17 refused to give personal data accidentally collected from Connecticut citizens to the state attorney general, a move that could precipitate legal action. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal Dec. 10 issued the search engine a civil investigative demand...
News Release
12/16/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

WASHINGTON, DC — The Commerce Department’s “Green Paper” about online privacy is an industry friendly document that would perpetuate current failed practices that give companies, not consumers, control of consumer data, Consumer Watchdog said...
News Story
12/16/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

The satellite TV giant agrees to pay state governments $13.25 million and reimburse customers who claimed the company did not adequately explain price policies. DirecTV Inc. has settled misleading-advertising complaints, agreeing to pay state governments $13.25...
News Story
12/16/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

Satellite television company DirecTV has agreed to a multimillion-dollar settlement with California and other states in connection with allegations of misleading sales and marketing practices. State Attorney General Jerry Brown said the settlement agreed to by him...
News Story
12/16/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Commerce Department should have its own privacy office and develop voluntary, enforceable codes of conduct for data companies and advertisers that track people on the Internet, said a report by the department's Internet Policy Task...
News Story
12/16/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

Privacy advocates were skeptical of the proposals outlined in a privacy report released by the Commerce Department Wednesday. While pleased that the agency is bringing attention to the need to do more to protect consumer privacy online, representatives from five...
News Story
12/16/2010
Posted by Mark Reback

Internet companies such as Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. are being urged by the government to work with consumer groups to develop new privacy rules to protect Web users or face regulations. Internet companies liked the Commerce Department report on Web privacy,...