Since the 1990s, major auto insurers have established telematics programs, which use consumer-generated driving data to calculate auto insurance premiums. These companies use information gathered from plug-in devices and mobile apps to track a variety of information. While these programs show some promise for promoting safe driving and more accurately…

Consumer Federation of America has joined a broad coalition of consumer, privacy, civil rights, and anti-monopoly groups in a campaign to ban “surveillance advertising.” This is the practice of tracking and profiling individuals and groups, and then targeting them for ads based on their behavior, relationships, and other personal information…

By: Susan Grant (Consumer Federation of America), Kevin Mitchell (Business Travel Coalition), John Breyault (National Consumers League), & Kurt Ebenhoch (Travel Fairness Now)

In a Feb. 5 op-ed, David Heffernan, a former outside counsel for Airlines for America, the airlines’ lobbying organization in Washington, and Robert Kneisley, a former associate…

FTC issues orders to nine social media & video streaming services, demanding information on how they collect and use children’s data

Responding to a year-old request from Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and 30 other advocacy groups, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced last month that it had issued orders under Section 6(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act to nine social media and video streaming companies, demanding that they provide…

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