Consumer Protection

Consumer protection is a group of laws and organizations designed to ensure the rights of consumers as well as fair trade competition and the free flow of truthful information in the marketplace. The laws are designed to prevent businesses that engage in fraud or specified unfair practices from gaining an advantage over competitors; they may also provide additional protection for the weak and those unable to take care of themselves. Consumer protection laws are a form of government regulation, which aim to protect the rights of consumers.
Posts about Consumer Protection
    • Equifax proves case against forced arbitration

      By David Dayen, The Intercept – EQUIFAX, THE CREDIT REPORTING BUREAU that on Thursday admitted one of the largest data breaches in history, affecting 143 million U.S. consumers, is maneuvering to prevent victims from banding together to sue the company, according to consumer protection advocates and elected officials.

      Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 14 readers -
    • The Equifax Data Breach

      By: Robert J. Nahoum Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said, “The Equifax breach potentially exposed sensitive personal information for over eight million New Yorkers. Equifax, one of the nation’s top credit reporting agencies, recently reported that the private data of roughly 143 million Americans had been compromised due a security hack.

      The Law Offices of Robert J Nahoum- 14 readers -
  • International Business Times

    …United Airlines Dragging Passenger Off Plane Was Illegal, Says Lawyer – Here’s Why by Juliana Rose Pignataro | Link to original source (96K) Not only did United Airlines make millions of enemies when it forcibly removed a passenger from a Louisville-bound flight, it also acted illegally, according to attorney Brian Mahany of Wisconsin-based…

    Due Diligence- 19 readers -
  • Is Your Website Secure? It Should Be.

    … mentioned above. It makes it impossible for a third party to read and process the information. SSL, frequently referred to as SSL certificates, also ensures your browser sends data to the correct server. This provides another layer of consumer protection and lets visitors to your website know any information they input is protected. Checking Your…

    Stacey E Burke Blog- 9 readers -
  • Profile on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    … Profile on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Posted on Aug 29, 2016 By Carla Handy August 29, 2016 by Carla Handy Senator Elizabeth Warren is famously known for her work in consumer protection. Before being elected to the United States Senate in 2012, Senator Warren was responsible for founding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau…

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  • PUC Seeks Comments on Changes to Utility Regulations

    … and promulgate regulations to administer and enforce Chapter 14 (Responsible Utility Customer Protection). In making Chapter 56 consistent with the amended Chapter 14, the Commission has revised and updated several key areas. Relating to the definition of a “Medical Certificate,” the Commission is proposing new content standards for medical certificates…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 10 readers -
  • National Consumer Protection Week

    … to promote general consumer education or highlight a specific issue, such as a shred-a-thon to reduce the risk of identity theft. Contact Prince Law Offices, P.C. to lean more about your rights and how to address scams, identity theft and unfair business practices. Like this: Like Loading... Related …

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  • ASUS Settles FTC Charges Routers Put Consumers’ Privacy At Risk

    … ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. (ASUS) has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that critical security flaws in its routers put the home networks of hundreds of thousands of consumers at risk. The administrative complaint also charges that the routers’ insecure “cloud” services led to the compromise of thousands of consumers’ connected…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 16 readers -
  • Identity Theft Assistance

    … Identity theft victims can now go online and get a free, personalized identity theft recovery plan as a result of significant enhancements to the Federal Trade Commission’s IdentityTheft.gov website. The new one-stop website is integrated with the FTC’s consumer complaint system, allowing consumers who are victims of identity theft to rapidly…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 19 readers -
  • IT’S DATA PRIVACY DAY

    … information. DPD, led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in North America, is the signature event of NCSA’s year-round privacy awareness campaign and is centered on the theme of “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust.” To coincide with DPD, NCSA and TRUSTe released the U.S. Consumer Privacy Index 2016, which reveals…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 17 readers -
  • FTC takes on toothless encryption claims for dental practice software

    … and passwords, insurance providers, and details about diagnoses and prescriptions. The security of patient data is of particular concern to dentists and other healthcare providers because of their obligations under HIPAA. To help them meet those requirements, HHS cites guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 17 readers -
  • FTC’s $100 million settlement with LifeLock

    … of its kind – makes that point as big as life. LifeLock’s first go-round with the FTC and 35 state AGs was in 2010. According to that complaint, LifeLock didn’t live up to identity protection claims it made in its ads. To settle that case, the company agreed to secure customers’ sensitive information and promised not to mislead consumers…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 16 readers -
  • 5 Careless Credit Mistakes Millennials Make

    … its credit cards, student loans, car loans or mortgage loans, one of the quickest ways to sink your credit score is by making late payments. Forget for a moment the unruly late fees and penalties you’ll be hit with, if you go more than 30 days late on a credit payment the creditor will likely report you as delinquent. This will be a big hit to your…

    The Law Offices of Robert J Nahoum- 32 readers -
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