Consumer Protection

FTC Proposes Ban on Junk Fees

FTC Proposes Ban on Junk Fees

The FTC proposes a rule that would prohibit hidden and misrepresented fees.

Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

Robert S. Adler, former CPSC Commissioner, discusses the evolution of regulatory approaches to consumer safety and protection.

Reviewing the Regulation of Fake Reviews

Reviewing the Regulation of Fake Reviews

Experts examine consumer protection regulations to prevent fake online reviews.

The P2P Fraud Conundrum

The P2P Fraud Conundrum

Regulators must strike a difficult balance in tamping down increased fraud on peer-to-peer payment platforms.

Amusement Park Regulation’s Bumpy Ride

Amusement Park Regulation’s Bumpy Ride

A patchwork of state and private industry oversight leaves room for federal intervention.

Dismantling Unjust Interest Rates for Debt Collection Judgments

Dismantling Unjust Interest Rates for Debt Collection Judgments

States should follow New York’s lead in lowering how much interest must be paid on unpaid debt judgments.

Disparities Arising from Standardized Contracts

Disparities Arising from Standardized Contracts

Policymakers must address how firms disparately enforce contracts for vulnerable communities.

How Ending Forced Arbitration Advances Economic Justice

How Ending Forced Arbitration Advances Economic Justice

The CFPB has the power to curtail the use of forced arbitration clauses that hinder consumer rights.

Promoting Economic Justice

Promoting Economic Justice

Experts examine how regulators and lawmakers can support low-income communities.

EU Air Passenger Protections Fell Short During Pandemic

EU Air Passenger Protections Fell Short During Pandemic

Audit report shows that, despite mandates and state financial support, EU airlines often failed to reimburse passengers.

With Great Power Comes Great Loyalty

With Great Power Comes Great Loyalty

Expert proposes a new framework of data loyalty to reenergize data privacy regulation.

Masking Up Against Counterfeits

Masking Up Against Counterfeits

The CDC’s newest mask guidance raises concerns about the authenticity of KN95 and N95 masks on the market.