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

    … includes credit card numbers, addresses, birthdays and Social Security numbers. In response to the data breach, Equifax cynically offered affected consumers a year-long credit protection service. However, this service came with a cost – a waiver of the consumer’s right to sue Equifax in court. Instead, aggrieved consumers would be forced to resolve…

    The Law Offices of Robert J Nahoum- 16 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.

    … of havoc – including losing your entire website overnight. Most law firms collect information from potential or existing clients online. The contact forms on your website collect names, phone numbers, and email addresses. Chances are, your visitors don’t want that information shared or leaked because of an unsecure connection. Without an SSL…

    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…

    Bond and Botes- 29 readers -
  • 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 -
  • Does It Really Pay To Be a Real Housewife?

    … settlement statements and releases signed by each of the complaining former clients acknowledging the attorney’s fees and costs associated with each of their claims. Despite delving into Mr. Girardi’s finances due to his exposure on The Real Housewives, this may be much ado about nothing unless the plaintiffs have some evidence of embezzlement…

    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

    … to the relevant recipients. If you or your business have questions or concerns regarding consumer protection, fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. Like this: Like Loading... Related …

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 20 readers -
  • IT’S DATA PRIVACY DAY

    … best practices. If you or your business have questions or concerns regarding consumer protection, fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. Like this: Like Loading... Related …

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 17 readers -
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