Consumer Protection

AP: Mobile applications to post privacy policies before installation under California agreement

“Having privacy policies is step one to protecting consumers’ personal information,” Jon Fox said in a statement. “Step two is making sure the privacy policies are strong.”

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AG Announces New Rules to Improve Online Privacy Protections for Consumers

“Having a written privacy policy will force developers to think about the privacy impacts of their products,” said Jon Fox. “Hopefully this will give mobile users  more control over who accesses their personal information and how it’s used, creating a safer online environment.”

At a news conference in NYC today, Director Richard Cordray of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will announce a major investigation of bank overdraft fee practices and propose a model "penalty box" disclosure to appear on bank statements. The investigation could end the $39 latte-- $4 bucks for the coffee, $35 for the debit card overdraft fee.

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Apps for Kids Leave Parents Guessing about Privacy

Parents are often left in the dark in regards to whether a mobile app poses risks related to the collection, use, and sharing of their children’s personal information.

KPCC: A defense of internet piracy laws SOPA and PIPA

Jon Fox responds to President of the Directors Guild of America, Taylor Hackford's support of SOPA, highlighting risks to consumers.

Audit Uncovers Extensive Flaws in Foreclosures

By | Jon Fox
Consumer Advocate

An audit by San Francisco county officials of about 400 recent foreclosures there determined that almost all involved either legal violations or suspicious documentation.

KGO: Injuries still occur after Bumbo baby seat recall

"It's insufficient to keep kids safe," said Jon Fox of the California Public Interest Research Group. "parents still need to know there is serious risks [with the Bumbo chair]."

Consumer groups call on CPSC to take action on Bumbo Baby Seat

By | Jon Fox
Consumer Advocate

CALPIRG urges CPSC to remove Bumbo International’s Baby Seat from the market and to allow the manufacturer to address the serious safety concerns in the future.  

K-CBS: Group Offers Tips For Cutting Cell Phone Costs

CALPIRG releases a guide called “Making the Right Call” to help consumers get those cell phone costs in line.

Making the Right Call

CALPIRG Education Fund releases new cell phone shoppers’ guide offering simple tips consumers can take to save money when buying a new cell phone.

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