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Former CFC President James (Jim) Gordon Passes Away

Jim served as President of the Consumer Federation of California from 2000 to 2018, where he oversaw the restructuring and growth of the organization. Jim was a labor leader who started as a rank and file member of the Communications Workers of America while employed at Pacific …

Elizabeth Warren wants jail time for CEOs in Equifax-style breaches

Massachusetts US Senator Elizabeth Warren wants to make sure that CEOs who preside over massive data breaches don’t get off as easily as Equifax CEO Richard Smith, who retired with a multi-million dollar pay package weeks after the breach. On April 3, she announced the Corporate Executive Accountability Act.

Los Angeles City Attorney Alleges The Weather Channel App Mines Users’ Private Data

The complaint alleges that TWC used the geolocation tracking technology present in the app to monitor where users live, work, and visit, twenty-four hours a day, as well as how much time users spend at each location. The complaint further alleges that TWC led its users to believe that their location data would only be used to provide them with “personalized local weather data, alerts and forecasts.”

Wells Fargo Resolves Investigations with $575 Million Settlement

San Francisco-based Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $575 million to resolve multiple investigations into misconduct at the bank, including inquiries stemming from the 2016 revelation that bank employees were opening accounts for customers without their knowledge.

Ex-student loan official who resigned from CFPB in protest launches new watchdog group

Seth Frotman, who resigned in protest earlier this year from his position as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s student loan ombudsman, announced Wednesday that he’s launching a new organization aimed at tackling the nation’s student loan problem.