Category Archives: Press Releases and Editorials

Stopping Phone Spoofing

Assembly Bill 1132 (Gabriel) Becomes Law! Prohibits impersonating a government agency phone number December 2019 update A new CFC-sponsored law, AB 1132 (Gabriel) makes it unlawful in California to use caller ID information to impersonate a state, federal or local government agency phone. Your caller ID shows … Read More ›

CFC-sponsored garage safety law signed by Governor

Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 969, a new law designed to save lives in home fires. The Consumer Federation of California sponsored SB 969 by Senator Bill Dodd, which requires newly sold or installed electric garage door openers to be equipped with a battery backup to prevent people … Read More ›

Consumer Federation of California endorses Dave Jones for Attorney General

“Dave Jones is an effective consumer champion. As Insurance Commissioner he has saved consumers billions of dollars by reining in excessive insurance rate hikes, and has cracked down on insurers who engage in fraud or unfair practices,” stated Richard Holober, Executive Director of the Consumer Federation of California. Read More ›

Governor Brown signs CFC sponsored SB 313 to make it easy to cancel automatic renewals

“It should be as easy to cancel a subscription as it is to sign up for it,” said Richard Holober, Executive Director of the Consumer Federation of California. Read More ›

National General Insurance/Wells Fargo: California Consumer Group Files Petition to Reject Auto Insurance Rate, Investigate Fraud and Collusion

The Consumer Federation of California (CFC) filed a petition today with the California Department of Insurance (CDI) opposing an application by National General Insurance for a 6.9% increase in premiums for certain vehicle policies. Acting under Proposition 103, the CFC asked CDI to investigate National General’s automobile … Read More ›

CFC proudly supports AB 375 (CA Broadband Internet Privacy Act)

Learn More at our AB 375 campaign website Read our press release. Follow news coverage of AB 375 Featured image: Wikimedia/Tony Webster under Creative Commons Sharealike 4.0

Judge’s proposed decision cuts $230 million from PG&E’s rate hike

CFC, allies win total of $369 million in cuts from PG&E’s initial rate application On February 27, an Administrative Law Judge of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a preliminary decision which would reduce PG&E’s proposed general increase by $230 million for residential and commercial ratepayers … Read More ›

Senator Bob Wieckowski seeks to end tax write offs for corporate misdeeds

For Immediate Release: January 5, 2017 Contact: Jeff Barbosa (916) 651-4010 Businesses should not get a tax break for malice, oppression and fraud Sacramento – Corporations found by a court to be liable for punitive damages for committing the most egregious violations of law will no longer … Read More ›

Holiday Gift Privacy Guide

This holiday season, make sure that the latest tech gadgets on the market are not invading the privacy of you or someone you love. Some of this season’s more popular home products and children’s toys are equipped with geo-locational tracking, infrared sensors that detect movement, and microphones … Read More ›

Big Win: FCC Adopts Landmark Internet Privacy Rules

On October 27, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission adopted privacy protections that place consumers in charge of the sharing of sensitive personal information by broadband Internet access providers. The rules, which are unprecedented in the United States, will stop Internet access providers from misusing customers’ browsing history, … Read More ›

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