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. Equifax is offering all…

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 15 readers -
  • The Equifax Data Breach

    … to date. If you find inaccurate information, you should contact a consumer attorney to discuss your options Federal law called the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) governs how the credit reporting agencies handle consumer credit information. The FCRA is intended to protect the accuracy and privacy of consumer credit information. The FCRA mandates…

    The Law Offices of Robert J Nahoum- 16 readers -
  • International Business Times

    … volunteered to deplane. “It’s illegal,” Mahany, who was part of a $16.6 billion fraud settlement with Bank of America in 2015 and specializes in consumer protection, told International Business Times in an interview Wednesday. “You can’t remove, under the current rules, a passenger once they’re seated on the aircraft. You can deny them entry…

    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

    … of topics from auto loans to student loans. The information provided by the Bureau on these topics is basic but very important in understanding the best way to manage your finances. If you are considering a filing for bankruptcy relief and wish to consult with a qualified bankruptcy attorney about the impact of BAPCPA on your options, please contact one of our locations nearest you in Alabama, Mississippi or Tennessee for a free, confidential consultation. …

    Bond and Botes- 29 readers -
  • PUC Seeks Comments on Changes to Utility Regulations

    … The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC or Commission) today issued for comment revisions to Chapter 56 of the Public Utility Code (Chapter 56), including but not limited to new utility reporting requirements, a new definition for medical certificates, an end to Friday utility service terminations, and installments for customers’ security…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 11 readers -
  • Does It Really Pay To Be a Real Housewife?

    … Does It Really Pay To Be a Real Housewife? Posted on May 18, 2016 By Carla Handy May 18, 2016 by Carla Handy I have previously reported extensively on Teresa Guidice of the Real Housewives of New Jersey and her stint in federal prison for bankruptcy fraud. There’s a another housewife in the news these days or, more particularly, her husband…

    Bond and Botes- 29 readers -
  • National Consumer Protection Week

    … Prince Law Offices, P.C. and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) — working with more than 100 federal, state and local agencies, consumer groups, and national organizations — will spotlight efforts to protect consumers from fraud, identity theft and other consumer issues during National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 6-12, 2016. For 18…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 13 readers -
  • ASUS Settles FTC Charges Routers Put Consumers’ Privacy At Risk

    … and bounds, with millions of consumers connecting smart devices to their home networks,” said Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “Routers play a key role in securing those home networks, so it’s critical that companies like ASUS put reasonable security in place to protect consumers and their personal information…

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

    … the financial mess created by identity theft.” “Local law enforcement is often the first place identity theft victims turn for help,” said Mary Gavin, Chief of Police for Falls Church, VA, and an Executive Committee member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. “ will be a powerful tool to help police assist victims…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 20 readers -

    … 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 -
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