Privacy

Consumer Information

Press Releases

Studies

Testimony and Comments


Consumer Information

  • Resources for Consumer Concerns about Privacy, 04/02/2014. (PDF)
  • Avoid ID Theft and Fraud in the New Health Insurance Marketplace, 09/25/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer Tips: Slam the Door on Phishing Scams, 5/15/13. (PDF)
  • Five Reasons Why U.S. Consumer NGOs Support a Strong EU Privacy Law, 01/23/13. (One-Pager) (Factsheet)
  • Principles for Multi-Stakeholder Privacy Process, 02/23/12. (PDF)
  • Why We Need a “Do‐Not‐Track” Mechanism to Protect Consumers’ Online Privacy, 11/30/10. (PDF)
  • 9 Things to Check When Shopping for Identity Theft Services, 10/14/10. (PDF)
  • 5 Myths about Online Behavioral Advertising, 11/12/09. (PDF)
  • Online Behavioral Advertising: Tracking Your Every Click, 07/07/09. (PDF)
  • Ten Easy Steps to Protect Your Personal Information and Detect Fraud, 04/08/09. (PDF)

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Press Releases

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Studies

  • How are Identity Theft Services Measuring Up to Best Practices, 04/18/12. (PDF) For update see press release, Progress on Identity Theft Services Measuring up to CFA Best Practices, 6/5/2013 (PDF)
  • Best Practices for Identity Theft Services, 03/10/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Protection in Cloud Computing Services: Recommendations for Best Practices, 11/30/10. (PDF)
  • Fringe Financial Product Privacy and Security White Paper, 09/16/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Handbook Federal and State Legal Protections of Consumers' Financial Information Privacy and Security, 09/16/09. (PDF)
  • How to Contact State Insurance Regulators about Financial Privacy and Security, 09/16/09. (PDF)
  • How to Contact State Attorneys General and Credit Regulators about Financial Privacy and Security, 09/16/09. (PDF)
  • How to Contact Federal Agencies about Financial Privacy and Security, 09/16/09. (PDF)
  • To Catch a Thief: Are Identity Theft Services Worth the Cost?, 03/18/09. (PDF)

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Testimony and Comments

  • Group Sign On Letter to the White House Regarding European Court Justice Decision on EU Data Retention Directive, 04/16/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs onto Group Letter to OSTP Regarding Marketing Unhealthy Foods and Big Data, 03/31/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs onto Letter to Office of Science and Technology Policy on Big Data Study Requirements, 03/31/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to Office of Science and Technology Policy on "Big Data," 03/28/2014. (PDF)
  • Groups Urge FTC to Convene a Workshop Examining the Consumer and Business Impact of Data Breaches, 03/25/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs onto Group Letter to Obama on Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, 02/26/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins in Group Letter to NSA Director Alexander on Surveillance Disclosure, 11/12/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Privacy Groups Letter to EU Supporting the European Union Data Protection Regulation, 10/17/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to Congressman Blackburn and Welch on Consumer Privacy Hearings, 10/01/2013. (PDF)
  • Privacy and Consumer Groups Support CFPB's Use of Data, 07/12/2013. (PDF)
  • Presentation by CFA at Direct Stakeholder Engagement Event, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, 07/10/2013. (PDF)
  • North American and European Privacy Advocates Statement In Support of Data Protection, 06/27/2013.
  • CFA Comments on the Transportation Security Administration's Use of Advanced Imaging Technology, 06/24/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Opposes Dismantling Existing Consumer Protections through Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, 05/09/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer, Privacy, and Children's Groups Oppose Delaying the Effective Date of the Revised Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, 04/23/13. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Support Efforts to Develop Standards for Do-Not-Track, 03/12/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Letter to Senate Opposing S. 202, the Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act of 2013, 02/20/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Tell US Administration to Stop Undermining EU Efforts to Strengthen Privacy Protection, 02/04/2013. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups’ Letter to Congressional Leaders on 2013 Consumer Priorities, 02/01/13. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups’ Letter to President Obama on 2013 Consumer Priorities, 02/01/13. (PDF)
  • An Agenda to Ensure Consumers are Heard, 02/01/13. (PDF)
  • Oppose HR 5817: Eliminates Privacy Notices, 12/19/12. (PDF)
  • Coalition Comments to the FTC on Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule:, 09/25/12. (PDF)
  • US Consumer Groups Support EU Privacy Law (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Advocacy Groups in Filing Complaints Urging FTC to Examine the Online Viral Marketing Tactics of Several Large Corporations, 08/22/12. (PDF)
  • Joint Complaint Filed to FTC Against McDonald’s Corporation, 08/22/12. (PDF)
  • Joint Complaint Filed to FTC Against General Mills, Inc Corporation, 08/22/12. (PDF)
  • Joint Complaint Filed to FTC Against Doctor’s Associates, Inc (Subway), 08/22/12. (PDF)
  • Joint Complaint Filed to FTC Against Viacom, Inc., 08/22/12. (PDF)
  • Joint Complaint Filed to FTC Against Turner Broadcasting Systems, 08/22/12. (PDF)
  • CFA and CU Comments to the FTC Regarding Updated Guidance for Online Advertising and Disclosures, 07/11/12. (PDF)
  • Privacy Groups Urge Facebook to Improve Privacy and Marketing Safeguards, 06/19/12. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Letter to Senate Opposing S. 2151, the SECURE IT Act of 2012, 05/21/12. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Letter to Senate Opposing S. 2105, the Cyber Security Act of 2012, 05/21/12. (PDF)
  • Coalition Letter in Opposition to HR 3523 CISPA 04/16/12. (PDF)
  • Multistakeholder Process to Develop Consumer Data Privacy Codes of Conduct, 04/02/12. (PDF)
  • Privacy Groups Urge Bono-Mack to Hold a Hearing with Google Regarding Privacy Policy Changes, 02/24/12. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Support Public Database of Complaints to Consumer Financial  Protection Bureau, 02/07/12. (PDF)
  • Comments of Children's Privacy Advocates on COPPA Rule, 12/27/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Consumer Groups Opposing Cell Phone Robo-Call Bill, 10/27/11. (PDF)
  • TACD Letter on "Internet Privacy: The Impact and Burden of EU Regulation" Hearing, 09/14/11. (PDF)
  • TACD Letter Regarding Online Behavioral Advertising Self Regulatory Systems, 09/08/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Other Groups in Opposing New DHS Records System, 08/09/11. (PDF)
  • Groups Oppose Section 4 of H.R. 1981, which Mandates Data Retention, 07/27/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Privacy Coalition Letter to White House on Privacy Proposals for Children and Adolescents, 7/19/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Privacy Coalition Letter to Congress on Current Privacy Legislative Proposals, 07/1/11. (PDF)
  • Comments of CU and CFA to the FTC on Debt Collection 2.0: Protecting Consumers, 05/27/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Other Public Interest Groups in Filing an Amicus Brief in Sorrell v. IMS Health, a Supreme Court Case on Consumer Privacy, 03/01/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FTC on Proposed Consumer Privacy Framework, 02/18/11. (PDF)
  • Group Comments to FTC on Teen Privacy Concerns in Proposed Privacy Framework, 02/18/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force on Information Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy, 01/28/11. (PDF)
  • Comments of Child, Health and Consumer Advocates to the U.S. Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force on Information Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy, 01/27/11.(PDF)
  • CFA's Susan Grant testifies before House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Do-Not-Track Legislation, 12/02/10. (PDF)
  • Comments to FTC on Proposed Consent Agreement for US Search, Inc., 10/22/10. (PDF)
  • Letter to Google CEO Eric Schmidt Regarding Privacy Policy Change, 10/01/10. (PDF)
  • Joint Comments to the Department of Health and Human Services on Restrictions on Marketing Use of Patient’s Electronic Health Records Information, 09/13/10. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Consumer and Privacy Groups on Information Privacy Before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, 07/22/10. (PDF)
  • Comments to FTC on Review of Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, 06/30/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups' Letter to Senators Boucher and Stearns Concerning Privacy Bill, 06/04/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs Letter to Senator Lieberman Urging Suspension of TSA Full Body Scanner Program, 05/28/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs Letter to Senator Thompson Urging Suspension of TSA Full Body Scanner Program, 05/28/10. (PDF)
  • Groups Urge Opposition to a Biometric National ID in Immigration Reform, 05/24/10. (PDF)
  • Groups Lodge Formal Complaint to FTC on Facebook Privacy Policies, 05/05/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs Letter Supporting Strong Privacy Legislation, Particularly for Online Behavioral Advertising, 05/03/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs Petition for Suspension of TSA Full Body Scanner Program, 04/29/10. (PDF)
  • Digital Signage Privacy Principles, 02/25/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer advocacy groups' comments to FCC on consumer privacy in National Broadband Plan, 01/29/10. (PDF)
  • CFA and other public interest groups call on FCC to endorse Fair Information Practices, 01/29/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs On to Supplemental Comments to the FTC on Privacy Settings for Facebook, 01/20/10. (PDF)
  • CFA and Others Express Concern to Senate HELP Committee over Privacy Issues in the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009, 01/12/10. (PDF)
  • CFA, EPIC and Other Groups File an FTC Complaint Against Facebook for Privacy Settings, 12/17/09. (PDF)
  • Statement of Dr. Mark Cooper at OECD Conference on E-Commerce Consumer Protection, 12/08/09. (PDF)
  • Comments to the FTC Calling for Better Regulation of Privacy in Travel Data, 11/06/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Privacy Groups Call on the FTC to Protect Consumer Privacy in the 21st Century, 11/05/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer and privacy groups call on the FCC to protect the privacy of wireless customers, 10/14/09. (PDF)
  • CFA and other consumer and privacy groups issue fact sheet on protecting consumer privacy in online behavioral tracking and targeting, 09/01/09. (PDF)
  • CFA and other consumer and privacy groups issue legislative primer on protecting consumer privacy in online behavioral tracking and targeting, 09/01/09. (PDF)
  • CFA and other consumer and privacy groups send letter to Representatives Boucher and Stearns, House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, on protecting consumer privacy in online behavioral tracking and targeting, 09/01/09. (PDF)
  • CFA and other consumer and privacy groups send letter to Representatives Rush and Radanovich, House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, on protecting consumer privacy in online behavioral tracking and targeting, 09/01/09. (PDF)
  • CFA and other consumer and privacy groups send letter to Representatives Waxman and Barton, House Committee on Energy and Commerce, on protecting consumer privacy in online behavioral tracking and targeting, 09/01/09. (PDF)
  • CFA joined other consumer and privacy advocates in a resolution to the US Senate supporting the Council of Europe's Convention 108 for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, 01/28/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Broad Coalition to Alert Obama Administration on Consumer Privacy, 12/19/08. (PDF)
  • CFA and Over 100 Organizations Sign on to Letter Regarding Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Negotiations, 09/15/08. (PDF)
  • CFA and Consumer Groups Comment to FTC on 'Contactless Payment' Systems, 06/20/08. (PDF)
  • CFA, Consumer Groups and Others Urge Rep. Markey to Hold Hearings on ISPs and Web Advertisement Targeting Based on Subscribers' Web Activities, 06/06/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation, Consumers Union and Consumer Action Comments to FTC on 'Mobile Marketing, 05/02/08. (PDF)
  • RE: Behavioral Marketing Principles; CFA and CU Push FTC to Take Stronger Steps to Protect Consumer Privacy, 04/11/08. (PDF)
  • Mark Cooper Comments to FTC Meeting on Ehavioral Advertising, 11/16/07. (PDF)
  • Sign-on Letter, In advance of the FTC Town Hall, Ehavioral Advertising: Tracking, Targeting, and Technology, to be held November 1-2, 2007 in Washington, 11/01/07. (PDF)
  • Comments to FTC Regarding TSR Prerecorded Call Prohibition and Call Abandonment Standard Modification , 12/15/06. (PDF)

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