Consumer Protection

Regulating Automated Financial Advice

Scholars present framework for the regulation of automated advisors in the financial services industry.

Congress Take Aim at Gag Clauses in Form Contracts

Bill would crack down on clauses that ban consumers from writing negative online reviews.

Adapting Regulation for the FinTech World

A federal consumer watchdog quietly solved a big problem.

Nudging Away from Personal Choice

Economist argues that energy-efficiency regulations are riddled with problems and espouses their elimination.

Regulations Could be Increasing Consumer Prices

A recent study shows a correlation between regulation and consumer prices.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Aims to Lend Borrowers a Helping Hand

Agency proposes rule to stem cycle of loan payments generated by “payday” lending practices.

Self-Deception and Regulatory Compliance

Firms vary considerably in how they interpret regulatory commands and signals, posing enforcement challenges.

Exploring Regulatory Capture’s Unanswered Questions

Rent-seeking and profit-seeking behavior provide valuable insights into the concept of regulatory capture.

Are Broadband Providers Putting Consumers’ Privacy at Risk?

Advocacy groups push the FCC to address data sharing among Internet companies.

Hoverboard Regulations Attempt to Balance Safety and Fun

Philadelphia City Council considers hoverboard restrictions for young users.

YouTube Faces Complaints Over Junk Food Ads

Consumer advocacy groups call on the FTC to investigate allegedly kid-inappropriate content.

FCC Takes Aim at Robocalls

Agency announces release of consumer data in latest effort to combat auto-dialed telemarketing calls.