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Jul 28, 2020, 16:13 ET Consumer Federation of California Endorses Prop 15

The Consumer Federation of California (CFC) has endorsed Proposition 15, the Schools & Communities First initiative, which will close corporate...


Jun 29, 2020, 17:55 ET Consumer Federation of California Opposes Ballot Initiative that Weakens Privacy Rights

The Consumer Federation of California announced its opposition today to the so-called "California Privacy Rights Act" that will appear on the...


May 11, 2020, 18:33 ET GEICO Exploits Coronavirus, Overcharges California Motorists $200 Million Alleges Consumer Federation of California Education Foundation

The Consumer Federation of California Education Foundation (CFC Foundation) called on the Department of Insurance to order GEICO to refund at least...


Apr 06, 2020, 17:29 ET Consumer Advocates: Allstate's 15% Premium Cut a Good First Step, Much More Relief Needed for Drivers Idled by COVID-19

Responding to calls from Consumer Federation of California Education Foundation and other consumer groups, Allstate took an important first step in...


Aug 08, 2017, 18:27 ET Consumer Group Files Petition to Reject National General Auto Insurance Rate, Investigate Fraud, Collusion with Wells Fargo

The Consumer Federation of California (CFC) filed a petition today with the California Department of Insurance (CDI) opposing an application by...


Jun 19, 2017, 16:29 ET CA Broadband ISP Privacy Bill Gives Consumers Control of Personal Data

Consumer advocacy groups joined Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) today to announce AB 375, the California Broadband Internet Privacy Act, to...


Nov 07, 2016, 07:55 ET State Farm Ordered to Refund California Homeowners $104 Million

Acting upon a petition from the Consumer Federation of California (CFC), California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has ordered State Farm to...


Oct 27, 2016, 02:02 ET Consumer Federation of California Applauds Landmark FCC Internet Privacy Rules

The FCC voted 3-2 today to establish basic privacy protections that place consumers in charge of the sharing of sensitive personal information by...


Jun 27, 2016, 05:00 ET Consumer Advocates: Bad health "privacy" bill would unleash information sharing

Consumer advocates called for the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject AB 2688 (Gordon), which would establish rules for health data information...


Aug 24, 2015, 05:38 ET Consumer Federation of California: GEICO to Pay $6 Million to Settle Civil Rights, Deceptive Rate Quote Complaint

GEICO will pay six million dollars to settle the Consumer Federation of California (CFC) complaint alleging the insurance giant violated civil rights ...


Apr 30, 2015, 08:08 ET AB 925 Lets Debt Collectors, Subprime Lenders, Others Secretly Record Phone Calls

A coalition of California consumer, privacy, senior, student, labor and immigrant advocates urge the defeat of Assembly Bill 925 (Evan Low,...


Apr 15, 2015, 07:12 ET AB 886 (Chau) Protects Uber Passenger Privacy

Assembly Bill 886 (Chau) will protect the personal information and credit card records of passengers using transportation network companies (TNCs)...


Apr 14, 2015, 06:26 ET California Privacy Advocates Urge Defeat of Federal Data Breach Notice Bill

Six California privacy and consumer groups have called on members of the US House Energy and Commerce Committee to oppose federal legislation that...


Feb 12, 2015, 06:03 ET Consumer Federation of California: GEICO discriminates against unmarried low income drivers

In a petition filed with the California Department of Insurance, Consumer Federation of California alleges GEICO illegally deceives and discriminates ...


Nov 19, 2014, 12:40 ET Consumer Federation of California to Uber: Fire Emil Michael

Consumer Federation of California today called on Uber to fire Senior Vice President Emil Michael, after news reports revealed that Mr. Michael...


Jan 30, 2014, 06:20 ET California Senate Approves Online Credit Card Privacy Bill

Today, California State Senate approved landmark online privacy legislation, SB 383 (Jackson), on a 21-13 vote. The Consumer Federation of California ...


Dec 04, 2013, 08:00 ET A Battle within the CPUC: Vote Set for Thursday on Cell Phone Privacy

Consumer Federation of California (CFC), The Utility Reform Network (TURN), and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC) are calling on the California...


Nov 07, 2012, 11:48 ET Prop 33 Defeated. Voters Say No to Billionaire's Money Grab.

California voters rejected Proposition 33, an initiative placed on the ballot by billionaire George Joseph, owner of Mercury Insurance. Led by...


Nov 05, 2012, 08:17 ET Prop 33: Follow the Money

One way to identify who Prop 33 helps and who it hurts is to follow the money behind the campaign. The Yes on 33 campaign has outspent opponents by...


Nov 04, 2012, 08:08 ET Prop 33 Hurts Consumers - 40 Newspaper Editorials Say Vote NO

Forty newspaper editorial boards oppose Proposition 33, an auto insurance rate hike proposal funded by billionaire George Joseph, owner of Mercury...


Nov 03, 2012, 10:24 ET Prop 33 Billionaire Admits His Company Doesn't Give Promised Discounts

In a stunning admission, billionaire George Joseph stated that his company, Mercury Insurance, does not offer its own customers the "persistence...


Nov 03, 2012, 09:30 ET College Students Speak Out: No on Prop 33

Leading college student newspaper editorials urge a NO vote on Proposition 33, a measure that threatens graduates with massive auto insurance rate...


Nov 01, 2012, 05:18 ET Consumer Groups: Proposition 33 is a Lemon

Six independent consumer organizations oppose Proposition 33, which legalizes arbitrary insurance surcharges on millions of motorists. Proposition 33 ...


Oct 25, 2012, 09:30 ET Newspaper Editorials Agree: Prop 33 Makes Roads More Dangerous

35 daily newspaper editorial boards urge readers to vote NO on Proposition 33, an automobile insurance rate hike scheme funded by George Joseph,...


Jul 02, 2012, 03:15 ET Strong Voter Support for California Medical Privacy Law

California lawmakers are poised to weaken a privacy law that enjoys overwhelming voter support. 77% of voters support the Confidentiality of Medical...