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2014-08-06 08:41:33

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2014-02-20 08:37:15

New guide explains how payroll cards work, options for accessing wages and how to limit or avoid fees SAN FRANCISCO, Feb.

2011-04-13 07:11:13

An online privacy 'Bill of Rights' was introduced Tuesday by US Senators John Kerry and John McCain that looks to bring balance between protecting personal information on the Web and the needs of businesses to conduct e-commerce.

2011-03-09 12:00:00

WirelessED campaign to empower consumers on understanding the wide range of choices in wireless products and services; Program to tap into network of over 8,000 Community-Based Organizations SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Action, a national nonprofit education and advocacy organization, today announced a national program to educate hundreds of thousands of consumers on how best to navigate the evolving world of wireless devices and services.

2010-06-07 08:24:00

House Subcommittee Urged to Expand Definition of "Sensitive Information," Incorporate "Fair Information Practices," and Require "Opt-in" Procedures for Data Collection WASHINGTON, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a discussion draft of a new privacy bill currently under consideration by the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, ten leading privacy and consumer organizations today called for much stronger provisions to protect consumer privacy both...

2010-05-18 13:19:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A national survey released today by California-based Consumer Action and the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) shows that, even before the Gulf oil spill, Americans strongly supported reduced oil consumption and tougher fuel economy standards.

2010-05-03 16:16:00

WASHINGTON, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Warning that "tracking and targeting of consumers online have reached alarming levels," a coalition of 11 consumer and privacy advocacy organizations today sent a letter to Congress outlining the protections any online privacy legislation must include. The coalition said that industry self-regulation has not provided meaningful consumer protection and stressed that legislation is needed. "This tracking is an invasion of privacy...

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