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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Semiannual Report

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray testified about his agency’s semiannual report. Mr. Cordray also addressed the agency’s creation,…

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    Consumer Protection and the Economy

    Consumer activists, government officials and technology leaders at the Consumer Federation of America’s 2016 conference talked about the benefits and risks of the “sharing…

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Semiannual Report

    Richard Cordray testified at a hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) semi-annual report. In questioning from committee members, Mr. Cordray repeatedly…

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    Self-Driving Cars

    Auto industry representatives and technology experts testified at a hearing about ongoing efforts to develop self-driving cars and the potential benefits for consumers. They also…

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    FCC News Conference on Cable Box Purchases

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Tom Wheeler met with reporters following a meeting in which commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of allowing consumers to buy cable set-top boxes…

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    Cable Set-Top Box Purchases

    The Federal Communications Commission held an open meeting on proposed rule changes that would allow consumers to buy cable set-top boxes instead of renting them from cable…

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    Consumer Freedom of Expression Online

    Panelists talked about issues facing consumer freedom of expression online, specifically the tactics businesses use to silence critical reviews. Speakers included attorneys from…

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    Communicators with Gary Shapiro

    Consumer Technology Association (CTA) president Gary Shapiro talked about the latest technology issues in Congress and society and also his organization’s annual consumer electronics…

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    Internet of Things and Privacy

    Google’s chief cconomist, Twitter’s former chief counsel, and government regulators talked about consumer electronics, privacy, and security. This panel, “Big Data,…

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Data Collection

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) mass collection of consumer data related to private financial transactions. Topics of…

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    Digital Security

    Experts and officials talked about cybersecurity concerns facing individuals and small businesses and steps that could be taken in everyday life to enhance digital security. Short…

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    Beer Industry Proposed Merger

    Representatives of the brewing industry and antitrust experts testified at a hearing on Anheuser-Busch InBev’s proposed acquisition of SABMiller.

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    Email Privacy Act

    Government officials and a representative from Google testified at a hearing on the Email Privacy Act, which would require the federal government to provide a warrant when asking companies…

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    Mobile Payment Security

    Officials from PayPal and Samsung and legal experts testified at a hearing on security concerns with mobile payments.

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    Consumer Reviews

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee heard testimony on legislation to prohibit “gag clauses” that allow businesses to pursue legal action against customers…

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    Senior Citizens and Fraud Protection

    Consumer protection advocates and officials from local, state and federal agencies testified at a hearing on efforts to protect seniors from fraudulent and deceptive practices in the…

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    Computer Breaches and Financial Data

    Jason Oxman talked about the risk posed by financial data breaches and what companies are doing to safeguard consumers' personal information.

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    Automobile Recalls and Industry Whistleblowers

    Representatives from the auto industry and consumer advocate groups testified at a hearing on motor vehicle whistleblower protections legislation and establishing a national database to…

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    Health Insurance Industry Consolidation

    Officials from health insurance groups and advocacy groups testified on proposed mergers within the industry, and the impact of those mergers on consumers. Aetna was attempting to…

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    Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection

    Officials with the FBI and Justice Department outlined some of their cybersecurity concerns, including the impact of encryption on evidence collection. While they say they believe in…

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