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Driverless-car makers want Congress to free them from state safety standards

Bipartisan legislation now moving through Congress could leave consumers at risk by preventing states from demanding tighter safety regulations.

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Critics say CFPB nominee Kathy Kraninger lacks experience

For director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, arguably the single-most-powerful financial regulator in Washington, the President has tapped a little-known White House aide with no apparent relevant experience in finance, banking regulation or consumer protection.

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California Consumer Privacy Act gains support in wake of GDPR

Though GDPR benefits consumers globally, internet users may not be able to rely on Europe to fight everyone’s privacy battles. The California proposal is different from GDPR in that it would require more transparency from companies on how consumers’ data is utilized and shared.

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Bill banning binding arbitration passes CA Assembly in face of strong opposition

A bill barring employers from inserting binding arbitration clauses into contracts as a condition of employment has passed the California State Assembly. The bill, introduced in the face of strong opposition from pro-business organizations, passed the Assembly by a vote of 47-25.

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California Senate votes to restore net neutrality

The California Senate voted on Wednesday to approve a bill that would reinstate the net neutrality regulations repealed by the Federal Communications Commission in December.