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Consumer Information

  • Five Reasons Why U.S. Consumer NGOs Support a Strong EU Privacy Law, 01/23/13. (One-Pager) (Factsheet)
  • Why We Need a “Do‐Not‐Track” Mechanism to Protect Consumers’ Online Privacy, 11/30/10. (PDF)
  • The Internet, Privacy, and Your Child: What You Need to Know as a Parent. (PDF)
  • Keeping Secrets About You... On the Internet!: A Kid's Guide to Internet Privacy. (PDF)

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Press Releases

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Studies

  • Buyer and Bottleneck Market Power Make the Comcast-Time Warner Merger "Unapprovable", 04/08/2014. (PDF)
  • Decision Making in the Face of Complex Ambiguity: Mapping the FCC's Route to The Broadband Network Compact, 03/19/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Report Finds Wireless Broadband Providers Overcharge Consumers by $15 Billion Per Year, 01/28/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Report on Competitive Broadband Service Providers and The Baby Bell Duopoly, 11/21/2013. (PDF)
  • Internet Access and Network Management Practices:The Public Remains Concerned and Wants Policies to Ensure Access, 03/08/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Protection in Cloud Computing Services: Recommendations for Best Practices, 11/30/10. (PDF)
  • The Importance of the Internet and Public Support for Network Neutrality: National Survey Results, 01/18/06. (PDF)
  • Expanding the Digital Divide and Falling Behind on Broadband, 10/26/04. (PDF)

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Testimony and Comments

  • Reply to the Department of Justice - Request for Comments in the Review of ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees, 08/06/2014 (PDF)
  • Joint Comments to U.S. Dept. of Commerce Regarding Request for Public Comment on Big Data and Consumer Privacy in the Internet Economy, 08/05/2014. (PDF)
  • Joint Comments to U.S. Dept. of Commerce Regarding Section of Big Data Report that Addresses "Data and Metadata," 08/05/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Initial Comments to FCC on the Open Internet Remand, 03/19/2014. (PDF)
  • North American and European Privacy Advocates Statement In Support of Data Protection, 06/27/2013.
  • 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’ Letter to President Obama on 2013 Consumer Priorities, 02/01/13. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups’ Letter to Congressional Leaders on 2013 Consumer Priorities, 02/01/13. (PDF)
  • An Agenda to Ensure Consumers are Heard, 02/01/13. (PDF)
  • Coalition Comments to the FTC on Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule:, 09/25/12. (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)
  • CFA Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee: E-Book Price Fixing Violates the Antitrust Laws and Harms Consumers, 04/09/12. (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)
  • CFA Comments urging strengthening of the FTC rules under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, 12/23/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer and Privacy Coalition Letter to White House on Privacy Proposals for Children and Adolescents, 7/19/11. (PDF)
  • Group Comments to FTC on Proposed Consumer 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)
  • Testimony of Dr. Mark Cooper on Competition in Evolving Digital Marketplace before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy, 09/16/10. (PDF)
  • Groups Lodge Formal Complaint to FTC on Facebook Privacy Policies, 05/5/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Advocacy Groups' Comments to FCC on Consumer Privacy in National Broadband Plan, 01/29/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Signs On to Supplemental Comments to the FTC on Privacy Settings for Facebook, 01/20/10. (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)
  • Consumer Groups Comments' to the FCC on Truth in Billing, 10/30/09. (PDF)
  • Statement of Dr. Mark Cooper to the Federal Communications Commission Broadband Workshop on the Unserved and Underserved, 08/12/09. (PDF)
  • CFA and Over 100 Organizations Sign on to Letter Regarding Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Negotiations, 09/15/08. (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)
  • CFA, CU, and USPIRG - FCC Petition to Deny Verizon/MCI Merger, 05/09/05. (PDF)
  • Comments of CFA, CU & NYPIRG Calling for Review and Denial of the Plan for Merger, 04/29/05. (PDF)
  • CFA/CU Letter to President Bush on Consumer Choice in Communications Marketplace, 03/30/04. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge FCC to Hold Local Hearings on Broadband Ownership Rules, 10/31/02. (PDF)

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