Privacy Protection

CFC has led the fight to protect consumer financial privacy and stop identity theft, and we oppose unwarranted snooping into our lives by business or government.

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CFC supports good government and privacy protection (SB 244)

June 26, 2017

CFC supports SB 244 (Lara), which prohibits state and local agencies from collecting and recording personal information, or disclosing any record containing personal information, for any purpose other than administering public services or programs. 6/19/17 letter to Assembly Judiciary Our 5/22/17 letter to Senate Appropriations Our 4/11/17…

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CFC opposes AB 165, which guts digital privacy rights for anyone attending or working in a public school

April 14, 2017

CFC joins nearly 50 other civil rights, immigration, racial justice, youth, health, privacy, labor, LGBTQ and Muslim community organizations in opposition to AB 165 (Cooper). AB 165 would decimate the digital privacy rights for students and public school staff that are currently in place under the California Electronic…

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CFC Applauds FCC Chairman Wheeler’s Broadband Privacy Proposal

October 6, 2016

The FCC Chairman’s proposal would prohibit Broadband Internet Access Service (BIAS) providers from sharing sensitive information without a consumer’s consent. The proposal also requires BIAS providers to inform consumers about what information they collect and with whom that information is shared.

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AB 2688: Bad Health ‘Privacy’ Bill Would Unleash Information Sharing

June 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Consumer advocates called for the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject AB 2688 (Gordon), which would establish rules for health data information sharing. The Committee will hear AB 2688 at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28. The bill would place into law broad industry controls over…

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AB 2688: Health 'Privacy' Bill Would Unleash Information Sharing

June 27, 2016

6/28 update: AB 2688 was approved in the Senate Judiciary Committee today. Voting in favor of the bill – and against consumers’ interests – were all of the panel’s Democrats: Chair Hannah-Beth Jackson and Senators Robert Hertzberg, Mark Leno, William Monning and Bob Wieckowski. The committee’s two Republicans, Vice…

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CFC Applauds FCC Move To Protect Broadband Privacy

March 31, 2016

“Today’s vote is a significant advance for privacy protection. Consumers should decide whether their online activities and other personal data are shared with third-party strangers,” CFC Executive Director Richard Holober said. “It is essential that any final FCC rule prohibits broadband carriers from charging extra for privacy.…

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2015 In Review: Recap Of State Consumer Legislation

December 9, 2015

In the 2015 legislative session, Consumer Federation of California (CFC) advocated for a range of consumer and privacy rights, including restrictions on unfair lending practices, protections against elder abuse, workers’ rights and the minimum wage, and reform of the California Public Utilities Commission. CFC also helped to…

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