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    Data Breaches and Cyber Threats

    Technology experts talked about recent data challenges with Equifax and Facebook. They also discussed how corporations were dealing with the fallout from security breaches and best practices in…

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    Digital Electric Grid

    Consumer advocates talked about the challenges around the expansion and modernization of the digital electric grid and the concerns around privacy and accessibility to low-income and rural…

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    Consumer Federation of America Acting Chair Remarks

    Ann Marie Buerkle, acting chair of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, addressed a forum hosted by the Consumer Federation of America. The event brought together government,…

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    Consumer Federation of America Food Policy Conference, Nutritional Information Panel

    Representatives from the Center for Food Integrity, the Think Healthy Group, and the Center for Science in the Public Interest took part in a panel discussion of the Consumer Federation of…

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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 economy” of…

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    Investigative Journalism and Consumers

    Journalists talked about the importance of investigative journalism for consumers. Panelists included reporters from Yahoo! News, ABC News, the {Wall Street Journal and ProPublica.com. This forum…

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    Consumer Privacy and Security

    Legal experts talked about the digital age and consumer privacy, and the challenges of rapidly changing technology. Topics included the values that should underlie the digital world, consumer…

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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Misson

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Administrator Mark Rosekind talked about the agency’s mission and his commitment to protect all drivers. He spoke at Consumer Assembly…

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    Secretary Thomas Perez Remarks on Consumer issues

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez delivered a keynote address at Consumer Assembly 2015, an annual conference hosted by the Consumer Federation of America on consumer issues, policy reforms, and…

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    Consumer Protection Issues

    Former Treasury Department official Michael Barr spoke about consumer protection issues, including credit cards late fees and rate increases. In his comments he said that leaders in Washington,…

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    Government Consumer Mortgage Loan Proposals

    Panelists spoke about proposed mortgage and lending regulations. They also talked about the many reports of mortgage broker and lender abuses against borrowers which led Congressional…

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    Secretary Donovan Remarks on Financial Services Conference

    Shaun S. Donovan, Secretary U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, spoke on the housing mortgage crisis. A new task force was introduced to monitor lending companies. He also…

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    Financial Institutions Role in Promoting Consumer Savings

    Panelists Cutler Dawson and Erin Constantine talked about consumer attitudes toward automatic savings, innovative bank initiatives, and ways to create a virtuous cycle of consumer banking that benefits…

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    Government Role in Preventing Mortgage Foreclosures

    Participants spoke about mortgage foreclosure trends and estimates that eventually up to eight million families will lose their homes. Lenders and the federal government have created…

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    National Food Policy Conference, Part 1

    Panelists spoke about food safety and regulation. They also talked about legislation passed in the House and being considered in the Senate that would give the Food and Drug Administration…

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    Corporate Reform

    Senator Sarbanes praised the Consumer Federation of America. He talked about consumer legislation during his 35 years in Congress and about his experiences as one of the principle authors of the…

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    Nontraditional Mortgages

    Moderated by Mr. Fishbein, the panelists discussed nontraditional mortgages, such as interest-only and piggyback mortgages. Some of the participants said these are they too exotic for most homeowners.…

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    Securities and Exchange Commission Priorities

    Chairman Cox delivered the keynote speech. He talked about legislation affecting the Securities and Exchange Commission, investor protection, safe investments, company shareholders, and…

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    Future of the Consumer Movement

    At the first consumer assembly session the participants talked about the future of the consumer movement. Topics included past times, strengths and weaknesses, challenges, legislation, and…

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    Empowering Consumers

    Chairman Majoras talked about empowering consumers, protecting consumers from fraud, and apprehending persons who prey on vulnerable consumers. She announced a research initiative that will…

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