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SCAM GRAM: Whadda year! (Tuesday, January 25, 2022)

Consumer Action INSIDER - January 2022 Start 2022 right with Consumer Action's INSIDER newsletter. Learn about what we are up to with the goal of improving consumer protections and consumer rights. (Monday, January 03, 2022)

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Get Credit for Your Hard Work (2021 Tax Year)

Library: English | Get Credit for Your Hard Work (2021 Tax Year) Low-income working taxpayers may qualify for the federal EITC  The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low-income working taxpayers and families get more money back when they file their federal income tax return. This publication contains EITC guidelines for the 2021 tax year (for taxes due in April 2022). Category: Money Management Taxes on Jan 27, 2022

Press release: Survey shows Californians are still unaware of privacy rights

Library: English | Press release: Survey shows Californians are still unaware of privacy rights Greater educational outreach, better rights notices would help residents get more out of the California Consumer Privacy Act  

Consumer Action and Consumer Federation of America announce in this press release the launch of their California Privacy Initiative, a project supported by the Rose Foundation, and aimed at educating Californians about the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and encouraging them to exercise their CCPA rights.

Category: Privacy Rights on Jan 10, 2022

Executive Summary: Survey Shows Too Many Californians Are Still Unaware of Privacy Rights

Library: English | Executive Summary: Survey Shows Too Many Californians Are Still Unaware of Privacy Rights  This brief report highlights the key takeaways from of a survey of 1,507 California adults regarding their awareness of and experience with some key provisions of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Category: Privacy Rights on Jan 10, 2022

Survey Report: Too Many Californians Are Still Unaware of Privacy Rights

Library: English | Survey Report: Too Many Californians Are Still Unaware of Privacy Rights  

A survey of 1,507 California adults revealed that many Californians are unaware of their rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), while others found that exercising their rights was too complicated, or they were not entirely satisfied with businesses’ responses. This report lays out the revealing results of this survey, commissioned by Consumer Action and Consumer Federation of America (CFA) as part of their California Privacy Initiative.

Category: Privacy Rights on Jan 10, 2022

Take action! Exercise your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act

Library: English | Take action! Exercise your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act  

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) gives residents important rights regarding the personal information that businesses collect about them. This guide explains who and what is covered by the CCPA, describes how you can exercise your rights, and offers tips for keeping your personal data under wraps.

Category: Privacy Rights on Jan 04, 2022

CCPA privacy survey results at a glance

Library: English | CCPA privacy survey results at a glance  

Major findings from the from a survey of 1,507 California adults regarding their awareness of and experience with some key provisions of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Category: Privacy Rights on Jan 01, 2022

The Role of Data Networks in the FinTech Ecosystem (Webinar) – Video

Library: English | The Role of Data Networks in the FinTech Ecosystem (Webinar) – Video  Whether consumers already use FinTech to manage their money or are considering using a FinTech app for the very first time, it’s important to understand how they share their financial account data with the apps they choose, the role data networks—sometimes called data aggregators—play, what control users have over their data, and what steps consumers can take to stay informed about the financial services they choose. This webinar, "Understanding the Role of Data Networks in the FinTech Ecosystem: What consumers need to know" focused on expanding consumer awareness of financial data sharing practices and the role of data networks in helping to achieve transparency and control. Category: FinTech Internet Technology on Nov 09, 2021

Understanding the data networks that help you connect your bank accounts to FinTech apps

Library: English | Understanding the data networks that help you connect your bank accounts to FinTech apps  It's important for FinTech users to be aware of data networks—also known as data aggregators—since these companies often play a role in connecting financial apps to users' financial accounts. This fact sheet explains what data networks are, what they do, how to learn if a data network is being used by your chosen app, how to control the collection and use of your data, and how to protect your data when using FinTech. Category: FinTech Internet Technology on Nov 08, 2021

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