Consumers Union Comments Urge FCC to Abandon Effort to Reconsider Broadband Privacy Rules

Monday, March 6, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization arm of Consumer Reports, today filed comments urging the Federal Communications Commission to leave its broadband privacy rules intact and reject industry’s petition to reconsider the rules. The comments, filed jointly with Consumer Federation of America, make the case that internet service […]

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New Analysis: Fuel Economy Technology Has Lowered Fuel Costs for Consumers, While Vehicle Prices Remained Steady

The report directly counters automaker concerns that rising fuel economy standards hurt low-income families March 6, 2017 WASHINGTON – A new report out today from Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization division of Consumer Reports, finds that car buyers are getting better fuel efficiency at a lower cost, while vehicle prices have remained steady. The […]

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FCC Votes to Block Data Security Rule: Consumers Union Urges Preservation of Broadband Privacy Protections

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today voted along party lines to block data security requirements included in the FCC’s broadband privacy rules passed last year. Though the requirements set to go into effect tomorrow did not include specific security requirements for internet service providers (ISPs), Consumers Union, the […]

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California Department of Public Health agrees to share hospital infection data with inspectors to improve oversight of hospitals

Reforms adopted in response to CU’s petition calling for tougher action to protect patients SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced new policies today and confirmed other practices that aim to better protect patients from getting infections while being treated in the hospital. The policies were described by CDPH in a […]

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Consumer Groups Send President a Response to Car Companies’ Request to Lower Fuel Economy Standards

Reprinted from Consumer Federation of America February 23, 2017 Washington, D.C. — Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America have asked the President to maintain the reasonable and achievable fuel economy standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency back in 2012—the very standards agreed to by the car companies. These standards directly benefit working […]

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