Posted on August 10th, 2011 No comments
The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) reports that residents in the state collected more than 686 million containers from July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011, through its HI-5 recycling program .
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Hawaii Reports Strong Participation in HI-5 Recycling Program
Posted on August 8th, 2011 No comments
Green Planet 21 , headquartered in Oakland, Calif., has been chosen by the consumer products company Proctor & Gamble Co.
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P&G Picks Green Planet 21 for Ambitious Project
Posted on July 21st, 2011 No comments
Overall, price and demand for secondary plastics remains strong, particularly among domestic consumers. This strength is despite declining prices for prime material, according to sources.
Posted on January 9th, 2011 No comments
Late last week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a highly-anticipated staff report on privacy entitled “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change.” The report… proposes a new privacy framework for businesses and policymakers which is intended to be adopted…
Posted on October 21st, 2010 No comments
FTC Testifies at Senate Commerce Committee Discussing Proposed Data Security Legislation: On September 22, 2010, the Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing to discuss the pending Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2010 (the “Act”)…
Posted on September 27th, 2010 No comments
Credit experts are warning college students and young adults to monitor their credit information and prevent identity theft. It can take someone who recently turned 18 several months to realize they have been the victim of identity theft and by the time they do, it may be too late, Consumer 10's Kurt Ludlow reported on Thursday.
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College Students Increasingly Victims Of ID Theft
Posted on September 23rd, 2010 No comments
Business, Consumer Groups Generally Like Notification MeasureHospital association lawyer, Melissa Bianchi, testifying before a Senate panel seeks exemptions for healthcare providers from the bill's beach notification rules because they're already covered by HIPAA.
Posted on November 13th, 2009 No comments
On November 4, 2009, the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (“OCABR”) announced final regulations (201 CMR 17.00) prescribing how entities owning or processing personal information of Massachusetts residents must protect that data. The final regulations and the technical changes that they include will take effect …
Posted on October 29th, 2009 No comments
A second federal judge has, this week, pushed back against a settlement involving a major data breach, potentially signaling more dire times for retailers whose data gets snatched courtesy of inadequate security. Last month, it was a federal judge in Maine who started questioning whether Hannaford should get a walk just because zero-liability programs spared its consumers any out-of-pocket losses.The new ruling comes from a federal judge in San Francisco, who rejected the class-action settlement proposal for TD Ameritrade on the grounds that it didn’t help the consumer victims sufficiently.In both cases, the judges reversed positions they’d previously taken.
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Are Judges Cracking Down On Data Breach Corporate Victims?
FTC steps up its enforcement of advertising claims (identity protective services companies: watch out!)Posted on October 8th, 2009 No comments
We get a lot of inquiries about the various offerings and claims made by companies in the consumer identity protective services space, which includes such brands as Debix, Experian, Equifax, Lifelock and Transunion. As analyzed in our periodic reports on the subject, a bevy of companies in this market provide capabilities for consumers for prevention,