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Privacy and Digital Rights Framework

Today, U.S. PIRG joined leading consumer, privacy and civil rights groups to issue a Privacy and Digital Rights Framework that must be part of any new federal privacy law. The release comes as a phalanx of big tech firms and their allies is urging Congress to instead enact a new law that serves them, but preempts stronger state laws and allows all current intrusive industry data collection, sharing and surveillance practices to continue unfettered by any aspect of consumer control or rights.

Resource | Budget, Tax

No Write-Offs for Health Care Scams

A new factsheet from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group documents how health care and pharmaceutical corporations are able to write off the payments they make to settle charges of wrongdoing, such as fraud, on their taxes

Resource | Democracy

SEC Rider Legal Opinion

Accompanying a congressional letter to SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White, this legal opinion explains that an omnibus rider prevents the SEC from using FY16 funds to finalize and implement new disclosure rules, but does not prevent the agency from discussing, planning, revising, investigating or developing plans or draft proposals to prepare a final rule for after FY16.

Medical Debt Malpractice

This is a 2-page fact sheet summarizing the key findings of the April 2017 report "Medical Debt Malpractice" by U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group.

U.S. PIRG Consumer Advocate Mike Litt Testifies At Congressional Hearing On Equifax

Our Consumer Advocate, Mike Litt, was invited to testify yesterday at the continuation of the House Financial Services Committee hearing entitled "Examining the Equifax Data Breach."

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