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    Cybersecurity Efforts

    Former White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt talked about Obama administration efforts to improve the nation’s ability to fight cyber attacks on consumers.

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    President Obama Remarks on Consumer Protection and Privacy

    President Obama spoke about cyber threats, identity theft, and consumer privacy. In announcing new protective measures, the president said, “If we’re goign to be connected,…

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    Consumer Information Protection

    John Breyault talked about he National Consumers League’s push for the 114th Congress to strengthen consumer protections and improve the security of consumer information from cyber…

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    Payday Lending

    Michael Calhoun talked about the payday lending industry and its regulation. He discussed the uses and abuses of various quick loans and how they can negatively effect borrowers by…

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    Communicators with Mary Gray

    Mary Gray talked about the ethical questions raised by personal data collection on the Internet and how those data are being used for commercial and academic purposes. Ms. Gray is…

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    Data Breach Protections for Consumers

    Ed Mierzwinski talked about he state of congressional efforts to provide further protections for consumers who have their credit card and other personal information stolen through data…

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    Defining Privacy

    “Defining Privacy Interests” was the first session of the public meeting on “Defining Privacy” held at the Washington Marriott Georgetown Hotel. The Privacy and…

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    Counterterrorism Privacy Issues and Technology

    Panelists talked about the oversight role of Congress at the intersection of privacy and technology. Annie Anton said that as terrorists and criminals were getting smarter than ever,…

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    State of Cybersecurity

    Panelists talked about whether progress was being made to protect public and private cyber networks.  “Cybersecurity ​Framework ​Gut ​Check-Are ​We ​Making…

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    President Obama on Consumer Financial Security

    President Obama spoke at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about his administration’s efforts to protect Americans' financial security. He then signed an executive order…

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    Communicators with Wade Baker

    Wade Baker, the creator of a yearly report from Verizon on worldwide data breaches, talked about the scale and types of data breaches that were occurring and recommended ways to reduce the…

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    Communicators on Media Mergers

    Michael Copps and Robert McDowell talked about media merger proposals, including the proposed AT&T-DirecTV merger and the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. They discussed the…

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    U.S. Spending and Economic Wellbeing

    Ian Mead and Mark Hamrick talked about two reports from the Bureau of Economic Analysis on U.S. household spending and economic wellbeing through the recession of the late 2000s and the…

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    National Commission on Product Safety

    Robert Adler talked about the National Commission on Product Safety and Child Safety Act of 1966. Mr. Adler spoke about how the 1967 National Commission on Product Safety evolved in to…

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    General Motors Recall Spotlight

    This program included portions of C-SPAN programming on the General Motors (GM) recall of 1.62 million cars because of ignition switch safety concerns. General Motors Ignition Switch Recall…

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    Cell Phones and Consumer Protection

    Witnesses testified about the practice of “cramming” wireless phone bills, in which consumers are charged for unauthorized third-party services. Terrell McSweeny,…

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    Communicators on Technology Legislation

    Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and John Shimkus (R-IL) talked separately by video link from the U.S. Capitol about telecommunications and technology legislation they sponsored and…

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    Cruise Passenger Safety

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee met to discuss the Cruise Passenger Protection Act. The hearing examined the safety and security regulations of the cruising…

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    Communicators with John Havens

    John Havens talked by video link from New York City about his book, Hacking H(app)iness: Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking It Can Change the World. Topics included how personal…

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    General Motors Ignition Switch Recall

    Dispute resolution attorney Kenneth Feinberg and executives from General Motors (GM) and one of its suppliers testified on the automaker’s delayed ignition switch recall and its…

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