Consumer Affairs

AP Exclusive: Tests show toxin in chain stores' jewelry

Oct 11, 2018

AP Exclusive: New testing shows jewelry loaded with the toxic metal cadmium is being sold by national retailers including Ross, Nordstrom Rack and Papaya.

Teachers union sues student loan servicer Navient

Oct 3, 2018

The American Federation of Teachers sues against Navient, one of the country's largest student loan servicing companies, alleging Navient failed to guide eligible borrowers through a critical student loan forgiveness program

DOJ's lawsuit may delay California's new net neutrality law

Oct 1, 2018

A U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit could delay the rollout of California's new net neutrality law, which is set to go into effect Jan. 1. Legal experts say it's possible a judge will put the law on hold while the litigation plays out

Medicare upgrades its website ahead of sign-up season

Oct 1, 2018

Medicare modernizes its website ahead of annual open enrollment season

Facebook says 50M user accounts affected by security breach

Sep 29, 2018

Facebook says it recently discovered a security breach affecting nearly 50 million user accounts

Uber agrees to $148M settlement with states over data breach

Sep 26, 2018

Uber has agreed to pay $148 million and take steps to tighten data security after the ride-hailing company failed for a year to notify drivers that hackers had stolen their personal information, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Wednesday

Congress could negate stronger state efforts on privacy

Sep 26, 2018

Congress is working to come up with a new set of national rules governing how companies can use consumers' data, in part hoping to block a push by California and other U.S. states to do it on their own

The Latest: Amazon exec warns of Calif. privacy approach

Sep 26, 2018

Amazon is warning Congress to avoid California's model as federal lawmakers work on crafting a new consumer data privacy law.

US attorneys general discuss social media privacy concerns

Sep 25, 2018

Top state law enforcement officials have met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss how the government can safeguard the privacy of social media users, but the meeting ended without a decision on whether to investigate

UK lawmakers: 'Wild West' cryptocurrencies need regulation

Sep 19, 2018

British lawmakers urge regulation for cryptocurrencies, say current situation is the "Wild West"

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