Items tagged "Forced Arbitration"
Public Knowledge Urges Congress to Pass FAIR Act to Hold Companies AccountableSeptember 10, 2019 class action lawsuits , consumer choice , consumer protections , FAIR Act , Forced Arbitration , Press Release
Today, the House Judiciary Committee marked up Rep. Hank Johnson’s (D-GA) bill, “The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act,” (H.R. 1423) to allow consumers to engage in class action lawsuits. Public Knowledge urges Congress to pass the bill to enable consumers to engage in class action suits which are necessary for effective antitrust enforcement and consumer protection more broadly.Read More
Protecting Privacy Requires Private Rights of Action, Not Forced ArbitrationAugust 6, 2019 Data Protection , FCC , Forced Arbitration , Mandatory Arbitration , Privacy
Over the past few years, the major U.S. mobile carriers have been in the spotlight over allegations that they have been selling their subscribers’ real-time geolocation data, including highly precise assisted GPS (A-GPS) information designed for use with “Enhanced 911” (E911). The Federal Communications Commission requires mobile carriers to offer E911, a service that provides 911 operators with a wireless caller’s location information, generally accurate within 50 to 300 meters.Read More